close the door on (something)

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close the door on (something)

1. Literally, to shut a door on something else, usually accidentally. Whoa, hang on, I closed the door on my gown! I accidentally closed the door on my finger, and I think it might be broken.
2. To hinder something; to make something impossible. If they find out that you lied on your resume, it will definitely close the door on this job opportunity.
3. To conclude something. Graduation will close the door on my high school experience.
See also: close, door, on

close the door on

Also, shut the door on. End or exclude from consideration, discussion, or action. For example, His lack of qualifications closed the door on further promotions, or Last quarter's poor sales figures have shut the door on any expansion plans.
See also: close, door, on