keep an open mind


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keep an open mind

To avoid making a judgment or decision about someone or something without full knowledge about them or it. I know you think that Morton is a dullard, but try to keep an open mind—once you get to know him better, you'll find that he's really quite funny. I don't usually like musicals, but I'm keeping an open mind.
See also: keep, mind, open

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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But you have to keep an open mind about what else they bring to the party.
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Also, keep an open mind -- there is always something new to learn.
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and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta says it's best to keep an open mind.
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While acknowledging that the decision to seek re-licensing for Indian Point would raise "understandable concerns" for some, Kansler nonetheless urged all members of the community --particularly elected officials -- to keep an open mind and avoid a "rush to judgment" while the Nuclear Regulatory Commission evaluates the company's request; a process that he promised would amount to "a rigorous top to bottom review of Indian Point based on an exhaustive examination of the facts.
SCOTLAND'S next manager could be months away from being appointed after Scottish Football Association chief executive Gordon Smith vowed he would keep an open mind and not rush the decision.
private-eye firm, the lamentable ``Snoops,'' keep an open mind (although the firm's cartoonishly polished office is vaguely reminiscent of that show).
Some things you'll gravitate to and some things not, but keep an open mind.
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He is not yet convinced the hypothesis is correct, but "I'm trying to keep an open mind," he says.