leave the door open for

Definition of leave the door open for

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

Word by Word Definitions

leaveplay
  1. :  bequeath, devise

    :  to have remaining after one's death

    :  to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. :  permission to do something

    :  authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

    :  an act of leaving :  departure

  1. :  leaf

doorplay
  1. :  a usually swinging or sliding barrier by which an entry is closed and opened

    :  a similar part of a piece of furniture

    :  doorway

openplay
  1. :  having no enclosing or confining barrier :  accessible on all or nearly all sides

    :  being in a position or adjustment to permit passage :  not shut or locked

    :  having a barrier (as a door) so adjusted as to allow passage

  1. :  to move (as a door) from a closed position

    :  to make available for entry or passage by turning back (as a barrier) or removing (as a cover or an obstruction)

    :  to make available for or active in a regular function

  1. :  opening

    :  open and unobstructed space: such as

    :  open air


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