leave open the possibility of (something or doing something)

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leave open the possibility of (something or doing something)

To maintain or create the possibility of something (happening in the future); to not prevent something (from taking place at some point). We parted ways, but we left open the possibility of working together again sometime.
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President Rouhani's comments, made to Iranian diplomats, did leave open the possibility of future good relations with the US.
He believes this is not a surprise since the results of the studies supporting the filing were a "mixed bag." The analyst's read of the documents suggests that a label expansion in femoral nerve block is "likely off the table." That said, the documents did not focus significantly on the successful upper extremity study, and the voting questions clearly leave open the possibility of a narrow label expansion, Amsellem contends.
The Government says it is responding to MPs' concerns that the Bill's reference only to "exit day" meant the commitment would not be enshrined in law - which some fear would leave open the possibility of Britain lingering even longer in the EU.
Current theories leave open the possibility of eternal youth if the body could be taught how to eliminate poorly functioning "ageing" cells.
At the time, NATO decided to leave open the possibility of
Staking out a new position, theWhite Housestatement said "we will leave open the possibility of concluding a BSA (bilateral security agreement) later this year.
Bez made the announcement at the launch of the new Vanquish, but did leave open the possibility of the brand being sold in the future.
"The proposals to come will nonetheless leave open the possibility of taking measures for European industry so that competition is not distorted, if international agreements are not reached," she added.
Despite Mr Brown's expected ``not yet'' verdict, pro-euro Cabinet colleagues including the Prime Minister, are anxious to leave open the possibility of a referendum on joining the euro before the next general election, and to put in place a strategy for meeting the tests.
But they were anxious to leave open the possibility of a referendum on the joining the euro before the next General Election.
Most commentators expect him to say Britain is not yet ready for membership and there is widespread speculation as to whether he will leave open the possibility of a reassessment before the next General Election.
David Frost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said he was concerned at widespread rumours that the Government's decision on the single currency, expected in the next few weeks, would leave open the possibility of a further assessment of the tests next year.
THE Prime Minister is wrong to leave open the possibility of the involvement of British forces in a war in Iraq without a UN Mandate.
Although Winter gave a free-kick, he did not produce a card, seeming to leave open the possibility of FA action.