keep (one's) options open

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keep (one's) options open

To refrain from making a decision or commitment that will limit one's choices in the future. You're awfully young to be getting married. I just think you should keep your options open until you're finished with college. They've offered me a good salary if I stay with the company, but I think I'd like to keep my options open.
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keep (or leave) your options open

avoid committing yourself.
1996 Colin Bateman Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men Have it your way. We'll go to Princetown. But I'm keeping my options open. If there's any more trouble…we're out, we're home.
See also: keep, open, option

keep/leave (all) your ˈoptions open

avoid making a decision now so that you still have a choice in the future: Doing business with him is sometimes quite stressful. He likes to keep all his options open until the very last minute.
See also: keep, leave, open, option
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And although the GB international will target her specialist event at the world championships in Moscow in August, she is determined to keep her options open.
World marathon record-holder Paula Radcliffe is determined to keep her options open for this summer's Olympics.
UK Athletics performance director Max Jones said: 'Paula says she does wish to keep her options open until later in the summer.
World marathon record-holder PaulaRadcliffe is determined to keep her options open for this summer's Olympics.
UK Athletics performance director Max Jones said: ``Paula says she does wish to keep her options open.
Raised in a religious home with parents who emphasized academics, Davis said they also taught her to appreciate the arts and encouraged her in considering a career to keep her options open.