keep (one's) options open

To "keep your options open" means not to decide on something, so that you don't restrict yourself. It means to stay undecided so that you can still choose freely later on.

A: Have you decided what you're going to study yet?

B: No, I'm still keeping my options open.

"Keeping your options open" is usually thought of as a positive thing.

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