The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. There are conflicting entomologies for this phrase, but the one closest to its current business connotation is the idea Japanese loosening their kimonos to relax at home, much like loosening a tie. The term joined the business lexicon in the late 1980s during a period of increased global business interaction, most notably between western and Japanese businesses.
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open kimono — UK / US adjective business informal if a meeting, discussion, or way of doing business is open kimono, everyone shares all the information they have with everyone else With the current open kimono approach, customers are warned about problems… … English dictionary
Kimono de Ginza — (きものｄｅ銀座) is a group of kimono and Japanese clothing enthusiasts that meets in Ginza, Tokyo on the second Saturday of every month. The group photo archives go back to 2000. The group is very loosely organized. There are no members as such, no… … Wikipedia
open the kimono — metaphor. To open a company s accounting books for inspection; to expose something previously hidden. Example Citation: Public companies also have much stricter rules of disclosure to potential investors. The company founder who used to keep his… … New words
open (up) one’s kimono — in. to reveal what one is planning. (From the computer industry, referring especially to the involvement of the Japanese in this field.) □ Sam isn’t one to open his kimono much when it comes to new products. □ Even if Tom appears to open up his… … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
open the kimono — If a person or organization opens the kimono, they reveal something previously hidden. It s time to open the kimono and explain that we cannot meet the deadline … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
Open Air Werden — Das Open Air Werden ist ein Umsonst Draußen Festival, welches jährlich am Pfingstmontag im Löwental im Essener Stadtteil Werden stattfindet. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Musikrichtungen 3 Bands … Deutsch Wikipedia
open the kimono — Gen Mgt to inspect something that has not been open for examination before, especially a company’s accounts (slang) … The ultimate business dictionary
open the kimono — verb To reveal details of ones business operations … Wiktionary
open the kimono — vb American to reveal one s secrets, disclose nor mally confidential information. A piece of corporate slang popular in the US and elsewhere since the 1990s … Contemporary slang
Business speak — Business speak, also management speak refers to a particular syntax often used in large organizations. The tone is associated with managers of large corporations, business management consultants, and occasionally government. The term is typically … Wikipedia