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open up daylight

open up daylight
 v. phr.— «With Boston opening up daylight in the American League East, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner now says trading Don Baylor to the Red Sox might have been a mistake.» —“Spence: USFL Rejected Offers” by Gary Reinmuth Chicago Tribune June 6, 1986. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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