leave/keep one's options open

Definition of leave/keep one's options open

  1. :  to wait before making a final decision about something to allow for the possibility of having a different choice I'll probably take the job, but I'm leaving/keeping my options open for now.

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

keepplay
  1. :  to retain in one's possession or power

    :  to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

    :  to have in control

  1. :  the means or provisions by which one is kept

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

    :  fortress, castle

optionplay options
  1. :  an act of choosing

    :  the power or right to choose :  freedom of choice

    :  a privilege of demanding fulfillment of a contract on any day within a specified time

  1. :  to grant or take an option on

    :  to acquire the exclusive right to use (an author's work) as the basis for a motion picture

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 (such as a door) so adjusted as to allow passage

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

    :  to make available for entry or passage by turning back (something, such as a barrier) or removing (something, such 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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