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  1. floodgatenoun

    something that restrains a flood or outpouring

    "suspension of surveillance opened the floodgates to illegal immigrants"

    head gate, sluicegate, sluice valve, penstock, water gate

  2. sluicegate, sluice valve, floodgate, penstock, head gate, water gatenoun

    regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice

    sluice, sluice valve, water gate, head gate, sluiceway, sluicegate, penstock

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  1. Rob Shuter:

    With Steven's knowledge of how to tell a story and Steven Spielberg cinematic understanding of how to tell that story, the language that Steven Spielberg speaks, the tools at Steven Spielberg disposal to capture something like the Invasion of Normandy, it was all brand new, so it was all going to be able to happen in a very fresh, very immediate kind of way, it opened up a floodgate of reminisces and understanding and I think a very, very personal connection to it. I can't tell you how many times I have come across somebody who has told me that their Dad or Grandfather never said a word about what they did from 1941-1945 until they saw' Saving Private Ryan.'.

  2. Marquetta Goodwine:

    I think it's excellent that finally they're recognizing that we do exist on this coastline, and that if you are going to talk about so-called minority issues in America, you have to begin with the minority that built America, which are the Gullah Geechee, i hope this is really just going to, literally, going to open a floodgate of all of them paying attention to the fact that we exist and that our votes do matter.

  3. Bob Menendez:

    With its announcement today, the (International Atomic Energy Agency) confirmed they could not determine the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program -- except to assess that, contrary to its claims, Iran was working at certain points to weaponize its nuclear program, with little known about Iran's true intent, we find ourselves today opening a floodgate of frozen assets to a regime that is bent on opposing our interests.

  4. Carolyn Ruffin:

    It was like if you had opened a floodgate.

  5. Kristen Campana:

    I don't think there's going to be a floodgate of bankruptcies, but I think there are going to be a lot teetering on the brink as they look at options.

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