Close your eyes to - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
close your eyes to
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.
close (or shut) your eyes to refuse to notice or acknowledge something unwelcome or unpleasant.
shut/close your ˈeyes to something pretend that you have not noticed something so that you do not have to deal with it: My son has his faults — and I’ve never closed my eyes to them — but dishonesty isn’t one of them. ♢ Politicians seemed to be shutting their eyes to corruption in the police force.
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The film's denouement comes slowly, but come it does, and it's more or less stated by an old doctor, who tells the impatient engineer that ``death is what happens when you close your eyes to