close eyes to

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close (one's) eyes to (something)

To willfully ignore or overlook something. All parents want to believe their child is perfect, so many close their eyes to their child's wrongdoings or flaws on some level. Our boss would rather close his eyes to the truth than figure out how to keep the company from going bankrupt.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

close one's eyes to something

 and shut one's eyes to something 
1. Lit. to close one's eyes to avoid seeing something unpleasant. I had to close my eyes to the carnage about me. I couldn't bear to look.
2. Fig. to ignore something; to pretend that something is not happening. Maria simply shut her eyes to the bad morale in her department.
See also: close, eye, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Summary: Woman alleged that he made her close her eyes to give her a present and then kissed her
Dubai: A supervisor has been cleared of molesting his co-worker by making her close her eyes to give her a present and then surprisingly kissed her lips.
The supervisor then asked her to close her eyes to give her the present and instead he planted a kiss on her lips.
Summary: Suspect asked co-worker to close her eyes to give her a present, then planted a kiss on her lips
Dubai: A supervisor has been accused of molesting his co-worker when he made her close her eyes to give her a present before he kissed her lips.
The supervisor asked his co-worker to close her eyes to give her the present and planted a surprise kiss on the Filipina's lips when she closed her eyes.