leave the door open


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leave the door open (for something)

Fig. to provide for the possibility that something might happen. I think that the matter is completely settled, although we have left the door open for one or two last-minute changes.
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leave the door open

Allow for further action or discussion. For example, This will's terms leave the door open for fighting among the heirs. This metaphoric expression transfers the invitation implied by an open door to future events. Also see open the door to.
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leave the door open

To allow for the possibility of: Let's leave the door open for future stylistic changes.
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Producer Matthew Robinson said: "We have told her to rest assured we will leave the door open for her return.
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That does, unfortunately, leave the door open for him to be a very high runner-up choice.
We must leave the door open for everyone to explore and benefit from the information superhighway.
But she has advised him to leave the door open in case he wants to return.
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