leave the door open for

idiom

: to make it possible for
The patent on the product has expired, which leaves the door open for other companies to make it.

Examples of leave the door open for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the hearing, a lawyer for the Does tried but failed to get the judge to leave the door open for a future amendment with respect to Lythgoe. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2024 Regardless, extended stretches like that leave the door open for doubt to creep in. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 25 June 2024 Will There Be Sequels to 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes'? Director Wes Ball said the team wanted to take the franchise's perspective into different avenues and potential leave the door open for more sequels. Benjamin Vanhoose, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 If Shore is assigned to preside over future Racial Justice Act motions, that would likely leave the door open for defense attorneys to seek similar disqualifications of Shore using arguments that have already succeeded. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2024 Secretary of State David Scanlan waited to set the date of the primary until the candidate filing deadline ended last fall to leave the door open for Biden. Karissa Waddick, USA TODAY, 21 Jan. 2024 But that could also leave the door open for outside critics and observers to tie cuts later in the year to the political calendar. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2024 The story architect started planning for the inevitable and laying out a master idea that would leave the door open for a possible return, while also setting up years in advance what that eventual story might look like. EW.com, 13 Feb. 2024 That might leave the door open for Domingo’s dynamic turn as civil rights hero Bayard Rustin. Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2024

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“Leave the door open for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20the%20door%20open%20for. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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