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.
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The retail tycoon and Newcastle United owner has reportedly warned he will bring down the shutters of the 15 stores he currently has open at Intu Properties sites around the UK.
The embattled chain has announced it is to bring down the shutters at 60 of its outlets by June next year, putting 900 jobs in jeopardy.
Executives from America jetted over to tackle the crisis on Monday when two thirds of their 900 restaurants had 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. I have two points to make in this regard.
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. At the moment everyone is just hanging on,' he said.
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.
It is understood that the fashion and home retailer has told the 60 staff at its store at Team Valley's Retail World in Gateshead of its intention to bring down the shutters this September, with all staff being offered redundancy.
He arrived at the shop on Nile Street, in North Shields, at around 4.30pm on Saturday - half an hour before closing time - and asked the businessman to bring down the shutters.