Leave their options open - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
References in periodicals archive
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.