close (one's) mind (to) (something)

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close (one's) mind (to) (something)

To be reluctant or resistant toward considering something. I've tried encouraging her, but it seems she's really closed her mind to the idea of running for office. Don't close your mind—there's always hope that a situation can change for the better.
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close (or shut) your mind to (or against)

refuse to consider or acknowledge.
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close your ˈmind (to something)

be unwilling or unable to consider new ideas, proposals, etc: His mind is closed to the possibility of reform. ▶ closed-ˈminded adj. (disapproving):: She was accused of being closed-minded and intolerant of other people’s opinions.
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I think it is organisations like Greenpeace that have got a closed mind.
Davis supports more charter schools and investment in education, too, but he's got a closed mind to vouchers, and merit and competency testing for teachers, preferring peer review as sought by the unions, his big supporters.
Sadly, when it comes to diagnosis, treatment and research for Gulf War veterans, we find the federal government too often has a tin ear, a cold heart and a closed mind,'' said Rep.
They like the same stuff we do, and I want the other kids to realize that and not have a closed mind about Down syndrome,'' Justin said.
If there were people who were listening to it who have closed minds, I cannot change their positions,' he said.
The point she keep making is that national borders are collapsing in gastronomy and the myth of authenticity exists only in the closed minds of classicists living in another age and time.
It is amazing to me how many people who work in the theatre have such closed minds and are so stuck in dogma.
With life's purpose in question, closed minds and faint hearts be weary
With all that medical expertise on the wards, you'd think by now they'd find a cure for broken hearts and closed minds - espcially among the staff.
What appears to be a rebellion against the closed minds that would forever restrict his creative spirit turns out to be a blessing, not just for Mirco but for all of the other confined children, their parents, and the very institution that had meant to hold his spirit captive.
Is he, as he believes, a visionary in a sea of closed minds, or has he, as everyone else believes, got anger management problems?
Arrogance leads to closed minds and closed minds don't make for good partnerships.
But when Huckabee implored his audience to "prove we don't have closed minds, but open hearts and hands that will lift people up," he was met with stone cold silence.
Most consumers have not got closed minds or hysterical attitudes.
Still, pic's upbeat tenor reflects her faith that "I can change closed minds just by showing up.