A 1990's phrase that means that everyone should share data. There should be no secrets between those in the meeting. As in a Japanese wife showing her husband her naked body by opening her silk robe or kimono.
If we’re going to make any progress with this new standard, we’re going to make sure everyone agrees to open the kimono and not withhold any information.
by RadioRay September 24, 2005
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(adj.) - A business marketing plan that allows consumers to know what's behind the entire operation, with no secrets kept inside the proverbial kimono
"The new e-reader runs on an open kimono strategy, and sales are going through the roof."

-- overheard at a watercooler at Tokyo computer firm
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to expose the inner workings of a process or financial books. Typically used in the Tech industry.
we are meeting with the Venture Capital partners tomorrow, it's time to open up the kimono.
by treetopflyer February 13, 2012
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