leave the door open for (something or doing something)

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leave the door open for (something or doing something)

To maintain or create the possibility of doing something or something happening in the future; to not prevent something from taking place at some point. We parted ways, but we left the door open for working together again sometime. The bill addresses several of our complaints, but it still leaves the door open for tax evasion by the largest corporations.
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leave the door open for

ensure that there is still an opportunity for something.
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However, the softer wage data certainly leaves the door open for a move and will give the FOMC cover.
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It also leaves the door open for the likes of winger Aspinwall's Giants teammates Eorl Crabtree and Stephen Wild.
Now after months of speculation about whether her character will be killed off, Nicola's exit still leaves the door open for a possible return in the future.
However, it leaves the door open for indictments of company executives and employees.
However, they stressed that it must be done in a manner that leaves the door open for future work with the client.
Still, because possession of the veto power leaves the door open for any of the five permanent members--especially the United States--to thwart UN designs, a rising number of UN partisans have suggested that it be abolished.
That leaves the door open for new signing Steve Guppy to establish himself over the next few weeks starting at Livingston.
But his exit from the soap this August leaves the door open for him to return, said an insider.
This lack of symmetry leaves the door open for interesting results (i.e., passive losses that were financed by discharged debts returning to the debtor to be used at a later time to offset future income).
It leaves the door open for Nathan Bostock to take over as group finance head.
It also leaves the door open for further modest tax cuts.
The ruling leaves the door open for 450 UK claimants.