close your mind

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 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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Afterward, quietly close your mind to everything about him and banish him again to oblivion.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what he'd want, 'Smile, open your eyes, love and go on'.
You can shed tears that she has gone, or you can smile because she has lived; you can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all she's left; your heart can be empty because you can't see her, or it can be full of the love you shared; you can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday; you can remember her only that she has gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on; you can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
His family's wishes for people to celebrate happy memories with Andrew were summed up by a line of a poem read during the service - "You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what Andrew would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
YOU can cry because she is gone Or you can smile because she lived You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left You can remember her and only that she is gone Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back Or you can do what she would want, smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
The second-floor men's restroom in the ATLAS building now features donor Brad Feld's name and a plaque with his words of wisdom: "The best ideas often come at inconvenient times--don't ever close your mind to them.
At the same time, don't close your mind to the possibility that one of them (God knows which one) could be a Classic winner.
So to hell with the inspections; Let's look tough for the elections, Close your mind and take directions, Bomb Iraq.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on It was her final message to her family, her favourite grandson and to a nation now contemplating a very different world from the one she so loved.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back - or you can do what she'd want: 'Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
Do not close your mind to what is going on around you.
Depending on one's own beliefs or biases, it is easy to draw a negative opinion or to close your mind to the investment opportunity this company presents.
As a basketball player, you have to be close your mind and focus on that moment and that's the key to be successful.