close your eyes to something


close your eyes to something
close your eyes to something phrase
to ignore something bad that is happening when you should be doing something to stop it

The government cannot close its eyes to this disease.

Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the casesynonym to ignore something, or to not pay attentionsynonym
Main entry: close

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shut/close your eyes to sth idiom
to pretend that you have not noticed sth so that you do not have to deal with it

You can't just close your eyes to his violence.

They seem intent on shutting their eyes to the problems of pollution.

Main entry:eyeidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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