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.
See also: leave, open, option
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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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Let's leave our options open and see where we are going."
We'll leave our options open as to where we go from here."
He looks as if he'll stay a mile and a quarter so we'll leave our options open."
The Palestinian leadership is still waiting for the official response "and we will leave our options open if this will be the Israeli response to the Palestinian letter," he said.
"But I think we've still got a good two-and-a-bit months to see how that goes and of course leave our options open."
Colin Tizzard, trainer of Hey Big Spender "We're aiming for the Byrne Group Plate, but will leave our options open and declare for the Ryanair too.
'Jason has joined us initially for a month but we'd like to leave our options open about making it more permanent,' said Burr.