leave\ open

leave\ open
v. phr.
To remain temporarily unsettled; subject to further discussion.

Brad said that the question of health insurance would be left open until some future date.

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to delay a decision or conclusion until after further discussion or action

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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