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 ˈdoor open (for/on something)

make sure that there is still the possibility of doing something: The management were intelligent enough to leave the door open for further negotiations with the union.
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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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By putting up fresh video fare every week, we give users a reason for return visits; and by retiring video after two weeks, we also leave the door open to the possibility of subscription or download-to-own of these videos in the future.
Hunter seemed to leave the door open for further action if new evidence was developed.
Kevin is right to leave the door open for Gascoigne.
Both parties feel it is important to leave the door open for future collaborations," he said.
Then if the wife is gone a fair amount of time, you leave the door open for a guy to play.
They responded immediately to Patsy's pleas to leave the door open for her when she quits the top soap next autumn.
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