open season


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open season

n.
1. The period during which it is legal to hunt or catch certain game or fish.
2. Informal A time of unrestrained activity, often criticism or harassment: It's been open season on bankers since the credit crisis began.
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open season

n
1. (Shooting) a specified period of time in the year when it is legal to hunt or kill game or fish protected at other times by law
2. (Angling) a specified period of time in the year when it is legal to hunt or kill game or fish protected at other times by law
3. (often foll by on) a time when criticism or mistreatment is common: open season on women employees.
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o′pen sea′son


n.
a specific season when it is legal to catch or hunt for fish or game protected at all other times by the law.
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References in classic literature ?
During what is called the "open season" the fishermen might catch as many salmon as their luck allowed and their boats could hold.
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Energy service company Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD) reported on Monday the launch of a binding open season to determine demand for expanded capacity on its 1,200-mile Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) ethane pipeline.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 27, 2019-Enterprise commences open season for ATEX ethane pipeline
Enbridge announced it will be holding an open season for transportation services on the Canadian Mainline pipeline system.
(NYSE: KMI), through its subsidiary Hiland Crude, LLC (Hiland Crude), and Tallgrass Energy, LP (NYSE: TGE), through its subsidiary Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC (Pony Express), today announced the start of a binding joint tariff open season to solicit commitments for crude oil transportation service from Bakken origin points on the Hiland Crude system to refinery delivery points along the Pony Express system and to Cushing, OK.
TransCanada launches binding open season for Marketlink
Gray Oak Pipeline, LLC has launched a binding expansion open season to solicit shipper commitments for services from West Texas.
Tallgrass Energy announced a binding open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation service from the Guernsey, Wyoming, origin point to refinery delivery points along the Pony Express system and to Cushing.
EPIC Pipeline is holding a 45-day open season to obtain commitments on a new pipeline to transport crude oil and condensate from the Permian Basin in West Texas to the Gulf of Mexico in Corpus Christi.
NABUCCO Gas Pipeline International GmbH today announced the launch of the Open Season process for capacity booking in the Nabucco pipeline.