close the door on


close the door on
I close the door on (or to)
see door
II close (or shut) the door on (or to)
exclude the opportunity for

she had closed the door on ever finding out what he was feeling

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close the door on — see door
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Main Entry:close
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close the door on
: to no longer think about, consider, or accept (something)

I'd like to close the door on that chapter in my life.

The former senator says she hasn't closed the door on politics.

Don't close the door on your options.

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Main Entry:door

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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