bring down the shutters

bring down the shutters

To stop thinking or talking about something. Mom has tried to bring down the shutters on John's death, but I know she's still very upset about it.
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ˌbring/ˌput down the ˈshutters

stop letting somebody know what your thoughts or feelings are; stop letting yourself think about something: He brought down the shutters on the terrible image of the car accident.
See also: bring, down, put, shutter
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Executives from America jetted over to tackle the crisis on Monday when two thirds of their 900 restaurants had to bring down the shutters.
30pm on Saturday - half an hour before closing time - and asked the businessman to bring down the shutters.
I have no doubt that much will be made during the debate about the economic future of Great Britain and there will be those who claim that we need access to the Single Market while implying that exit from the EU would bring down the shutters.
Coun Hawkins said that damage to the filling station came as staff tried to bring down the shutters but they were prevented from closing.
Despite their attempts to stay afloat, three months ago the siblings took the difficult decision to bring down the shutters on the iconic store.
As she writes: " I have to bring down the shutters on Lisa Corp for a whileC* I am aggrieved to cancel my TEDX talk.
Ravaged by suspensions and injuries, Irwin's brave battlers kept the light on until skipper Simon McWilliams glanced a clearing header past his own keeper to bring down the shutters.
The Friday and Saturday of the Test, which begins on July 27, had already sold out and the Flintoff factor has prompted Lancashire to also bring down the shutters on the opening day.
The last thing I want is to have debt collectors at my door and me having to bring down the shutters.
Well if that's the case quickly bring down the shutters and shout 'last orders' at the Stormont bar.
It's no paradise-Ireland has its problems like everywhere else-but those of us who admire its people for their open doors and warm welcome are saddened to see them forced to bring down the shutters and sit-next to helpless-to await their fate.
Football doesn't do well from Government funding and the game's breadline accounting would bring down the shutters in any other business.
WITH the click of a mouse, Mark Foley may just have created enough damage in American politics to bring down the shutters on George W Bush.
You have to ask yourself how much of a friend they were and why you drifted apart and that's where people have an ability to bring down the shutters.
In plain English, we will bring down the shutters on migration if other EU states don't pull theirs up, because we are worried about rising unemployment at home.