Definition of leave the door open in English:

leave the door open


  • Ensure that there is still an opportunity for something.

    ‘he is leaving the door open for future change’
    • ‘We establish a level of trust, which leaves the door open for other future opportunities.’
    • ‘Continuation practice that leaves the door open to future applications creates patent-expansion opportunities and is an attractive inducement for investment.’
    • ‘It has left the door open to a possible peaceful resolution to the present predicament.’
    • ‘The council also took the chance to reiterate its opposition to any expansion of Heathrow airport, but is worried that the mayor has left the door open with ambiguous language.’
    • ‘He's also left the door open to possibly direct the new picture.’