close (one's) mind (to) (something)

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close (one's) mind (to) (something)

To be reluctant or resistant toward considering something. I've tried encouraging her, but it seems she's really closed her mind to the idea of running for office. Don't close your mind—there's always hope that a situation can change for the better.
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close (or shut) your mind to (or against)

refuse to consider or acknowledge.
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close your ˈmind (to something)

be unwilling or unable to consider new ideas, proposals, etc: His mind is closed to the possibility of reform. ▶ closed-ˈminded adj. (disapproving):: She was accused of being closed-minded and intolerant of other people’s opinions.
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It was therefore incumbent on me to keep my opinions to myself and not to close my mind to any planning merits of the lamp until the conclusion of the committee's deliberations.
If only I could close my mind 'Would God - Save my Sanity?
I was having a rough night up until that point and to get two strikes again, I tried to close my mind and make good contact and then the rest of the guys behind me did the job," Orr said.
Sadly missed, by Alan & Ellen *** Poem My Friend By Alan Hall *** I'm at loves end I won't be back to you Goodbye my friend I've all but seen it through I have these tears To hold of you I Can't make amends It's time my friend And as I leave I hear your crying call I close my mind Along the corridor There's no once more My heart is torn The door will close No more my friend While I await To hear that you are gone Memories play Our carousel song This day Has come Around too soon I can't take it in As grief begins Goodbye my friend So now it's true Your tenderness Is distant too No arms to hold Laughs n tears to share There's just a quiet Echo calling Of what once was Once was my friend
As public-relations blogger Eric Eggertson puts it, that doesn't necessarily close my mind to alternate points of view.
He said: 'I wouldn't close my mind off to anything that might help me get to the very top in the game.
I try not to close my mind to foods because I like to experiment.
But I'm not going to close my mind to anything that sounds sensible.
IF I EVER GET TO SLUMBER If I ever get to shut my eyes And stop the world spinning, If I ever get to close my mind From the buzzing aloud.
And she said she felt driven to return for this year's event: "When I stood to attention at the site of Ground Zero on September 11, 2002 and listened to Rudi Giuliani reading the endless list of the names of the victims from the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, I had to close my mind to the enormity of it.