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The doors to the world have been flung wide open, and the view that’s available is staggering.

Upon checking flung - throw, cast or move quickly does not fit with this sentence. staggering deeply shocking! it is from the book “the one thing”

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  • Why does cast, move quickly not fit?? Commented Feb 28, 2019 at 22:43
  • does not seem natural to me, do the author means that the world moves so fast that a lot of opportunities exists? Commented Feb 28, 2019 at 22:45

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To fling or throw something open is to open it suddenly and completely.

Fling something open

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The important point is that it is referring to the doors when it says flung wide open.

This is metaphorical. They are using "doors to the world" as a metaphor (and what for I couldn't tell you without more context - there's a few possibilities), and saying they have been opened suddenly and completely, possibly forcefully. Now they're open, it say, the view through them is staggering - and that's still metaphor.

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