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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He is not yet convinced the hypothesis is correct, but "I'm trying to keep an open mind," he says.
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You can't function here unless you keep an open mind at all times.
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You never know, but you keep an open mind to the possibilities.
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Mr Blair must keep an open mind on public services, just as he insists others do.
At the outset of the hearings on its proposed rule, OSHA officials assured hearing participants that the Agency "had no rigid preconceptions" and was "determined to keep an open mind.
An expert on behalf of prosecutors argued in November that jurors can keep an open mind despite media exposure.
Ebbesen, a professor at University of California, San Diego, testified last week that jurors can keep an open mind despite exposure to the case through the media.
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From our perspective, they need to at least have the attitude that the public defender is there to provide them with a service, to keep an open mind as to their options,'' Ehlers said.