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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There are so many young people who have suffered abuse in their young lives and it is people like these selfish objectors who would simply prefer to close their minds to the suffering of others and pretend it does not exist.
What you would be asking American judges to do is close their minds to good ideas.
No Government is going to rush to lend large sums of money to a private business, but neither should Ministers close their minds to the idea.
DARREN Wrack believes Walsall must close their minds to the mood of Mill wall's unhappy fans at The New Den on Saturday - and "just focus on what we do".
Just because she was working as a prostitute, people should not close their minds to the seriousness of what happened.
He said: "In that context I would make this appeal to the leaders of all the political parties in Northern Ireland - that they shouldn't close their minds to any further developments.
DARREN Wrack believes Walsall must close their minds to the mood of Millwall's unhappy fans at The New Den on Saturday - and "just focus on what we do".