close out of

close (one) out of (something)

To exclude one from something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "close" and "out." I'm in this relationship too, so stop closing me out of decisions. Unfortunately, the teacher closed us out of the class because we got to the lecture hall late.
See also: close, of, out
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close someone out of something

 and close someone out
to prevent someone from getting into something, such as a class, a room, a waiting list, etc. They closed me out of the class I wanted. I got in, but they closed out everyone after me in line.
See also: close, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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