Definition of push at (or against) an open door in English:

push at (or against) an open door

phrase

  • Have no difficulty in accomplishing a task.

    ‘if the management were to tackle this issue, it might find that it was pushing at an open door’
    • ‘Collecting signatures was like pushing at an open door.’
    • ‘I think you should see instead us as pushing at an open door.’
    • ‘It made us realise that we could win this game, even if to be honest, I think he was pushing at an open door.’
    • ‘He's pushing at an open door with plenty of voters in Braithwaite where the extent of the prejudice harboured by some towards the 10 per cent Asian population in the town is stark.’
    • ‘I understand Mr Leakey's concerns but as the club has committed to protect the genuine open space at the County Ground, he is pushing at an open door.’
    • ‘He should in some ways be pushing at an open door.’
    • ‘I think that you are pushing at an open door, when you talk about public service ethos, and there is a price tag that goes with that.’
    • ‘There was a sense in which the Party was pushing at an open door.’
    • ‘Chapman already planned to vote for him so the letter was pushing at an open door.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that those campaigning for the right-to-die push at an open door.’