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leave the door open

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Allow for further action or discussion. For example, This will's terms leave the door open for fighting among the heirs. This metaphoric expression transfers the invitation implied by an open door to future events. Also see open the door to.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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