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.
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Dennis Bergkamp seems assured of the chance to avenge the 1999 FA Cup semi-final defeat to United as the Arsenal boss said: 'Frankly, I have not made up my mind yet and I want to leave my options open. Most of the time, I decide 24 hours before a game and the players know who will play.
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It's OK to say 'I'm not sure yet.' If you say 'I simply don't know what this is and I'm going to leave my options open,' it may be less satisfying [than subtyping], but I think it's actually more realistic and potentially better."