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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And that has left the door open for Arnold to try to convince the Nottingham Forest front-man to apply to FIFA to change nationalities.
The FOMC is also carefully monitoring these events and is ready to cut rates 25 bps on July 31, and has left the door open for more this year if global economic conditions worsen.
However, striking a conciliatory tone, Teekay praised Alpha's team and left the door open for Petrojarl Varg to be deployed on Cheviot, albeit under revised terms.
BY darren lewis MARCUS RASHFORD was England's goal hero - as Jamie Vardy left the door open for a Three Lions return.
I feel hugely proud of what I have achieved in terms of over 60 caps, I have captained my country on a few occasions which is a huge honour." Yet, Cahill too left the door open for a recall if needed by Southgate.
Summary: London [U.K], July 15 (ANI): Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has left the door open for Zlatan Ibrahimovic's possible return to the club, saying that it is entirely up to the striker to decide his future at Old Trafford.
A man left the door open for his dog and went upstairs.
AIDEN McGEADY last night revealed he may go back to Celtic one day - and chief executive Peter Lawwell has left the door open for an emotional return.
Mark Webber has left the door open for a shock move to Ferrari next season despite denying a deal has already been made.
Shadow rural affairs minister Antoinette Sandbach AM has obtained written confirmation from the EC that it left the door open for an amended proposal.
Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has left the door open for the Government to help secure the future of car maker Vauxhall.
Heinz Harald Frentzen had a bad start and left the door open for Alesi to take the lead, Johnny Herbert and Gianni Morbidelli also took the opportunity to slip past, leaving Frentzen in fourth.
Drogba has backed up chief executive Peter Kenyon's claim he'll be going nowhere in January, but has left the door open for his departure at the end of the season.
STEPHEN Hunt has left the door open for a move from Reading by insisting his future at the Madejski Stadium is in the hands of the club.
WALES manager John Toshack has left the door open for John Hartson to make a dramatic comeback.