leave (one's) options open

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leave (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 leave 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 leave my options open for now.
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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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It sounds to me as if she's just not as committed to this relationship as you are and wants to leave her options open - or in other words, she wants to have her cake and eat it too!
Coleen says IT SOUNDS to me as if she's just not as committed to this relationship as you are and wants to leave her options open - or in other words, she wants to have her cake and eat it too.