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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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Within hours of the news that Clerys had been sold, the new owners said they were bringing down the shutters on the Dublin institution.
Chief constables are bringing down the shutters on 264 police stations in the wake of widespread budget cuts.
League chiefs want to explore the financial implications of bringing down the shutters for the first time since 2003 - and they'll discuss the matter again in the summer.
The facts about criminality do not warrant us bringing down the shutters at night.