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

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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People are choosing to leave their options open, and they don't want to be tied down with a big, long-term mortgage.
Therefore, a slim possibility exists that they could keep rates on hold as they decide to leave their options open.
They also made clear they would leave their options open on a single currency in the party's election manifesto.