have an open mind

have an open mind

To avoid making a judgment or decision about things before thoroughly considering them. If you're not going to have an open mind about this, I don't see how we're going to have a productive discussion about it. I know you think that Morton is a dullard, but try to have an open mind—once you get to know him better, you'll find that he's really quite funny.
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have/keep an ˌopen ˈmind (on/about something)

be willing to change your opinion (on/about something): I’ve still got an open mind on the question of nuclear defence. ▶ ˌopen-ˈminded adj.: You can talk to her about anything — she’s very open-minded.
See also: have, keep, mind, open
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8220;Even if you have an open mind, sometimes you will need to ask more questions either to clarify or to share why you feel uncomfortable,” says Eder, the Time Management professional.
Those who are inclined to agree with her about this, or even to have an open mind on the question, probably will like her book.
That is, one who follows Randel's advice and has a ``willingness to have an open mind.
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