Definition of open slather in English:

open slather

phrase

NZ, Australian
informal
  • Freedom to act without restriction; free rein.

    ‘you've got open slather here, lad—do what you like’
    • ‘They will then get around it by insisting on open slather for any product delivered digitally.’
    • ‘I am not in favour of broad, open slather discussions about homosexuality.’
    • ‘‘It's an open slather approach to money being spent by the Government,’ she said.’
    • ‘The Justice and Electoral Committee came up with that provision because we felt that there should not be open slather, and that there should be some restrictions on the use of that power.’
    • ‘Host employers have had open slather for a long time and that is challenged by a decision that is both strong and well-reasoned.’