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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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Newcastle-based Grainger Games brought down the shutters of all 67 UK stores last month after falling into financial difficulties, putting around 400 people out of work.
Newcastle-basedGrainger Games brought down the shutters of all 67 UK stores last month after falling into financial difficulties, putting around 400 people out of work.
Yet they brought down the shutters, efficient until the end, Terry and Zouma usually there with a crucial block.
THE owner of Johnson Cleaners has brought down the shutters on 103 branches this summer in the latest blow to the UK high street.
THE owner of Johnson Cleaners brought down the shutters on 103 branches this summer in the latest blow to the declining UK high street.
Summary: RIYADH: The Riyadh Municipality brought down the shutters of 50 food outlets in the city for want of hygienic conditions stipulated by the local body, a senior official from the concerned department told Arab News on Sunday.
CAROL BARTLEY could have brought down the shutters on her illustrious career this week, as the former three-time female amateur champion is expecting a child in May.
Player-coach Paquito brought down the shutters at the back after coming on and fellow sub Herve Abanda guided in a header in 47 minutes before hitting a post.
The Gills brought down the shutters to complete an impressive awayday show.MAN OF THE MATCH PAUL SHAW
Meanwhile, more than 260 jobs were lost when 25 Jones Bootmaker stores brought down the shutters across the UK, including at its North East stores, and around 1,000 jobs across the country are at risk after discount shoe retailer Brantano called in administrators for a second time.
The Coventry branch of Courts brought down the shutters at the start of the month after going into administration.
Staff at the Commons' watering hole, Strangers' Bar, brought down the shutters at 10pm, long before the penalties started.
Fiercely private, Lady Sarah has always brought down the shutters when it comes to her emotions.