Close our mind to - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
close (one's) mind (to) (something) (redirected from close our mind to)
close (one's) mind (to) (something)
To become 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.
close (or shut) your mind to (or against) refuse to consider or acknowledge.
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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"We shouldn't close our mind to
anything yet - there might be a partner that is absolutely perfect for us and we don't want rule them out.
"We've got a lot of thinking to do and we shouldn't really close our mind to
any option at this stage.
``I feel that pounds 20m may be a very conservative estimate of the money needed for this task and it is essential that, in developing this strategy, we do not close our mind to
any options to respond effectively to the assembly.''
We can deliberately close our mind to
information which will restrict our actions, or we can try to be sensitive to the efects our actions may have on others, and allow our consciences to be m ore finely tuned.