close your 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.
See also: close, mind
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close (or shut) your mind to (or against)

refuse to consider or acknowledge.
See also: close, mind, to
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But I wouldn't close your mind to other possibilities - you could meet someone in his 30s or 40s who's perfect for you.
Does the world really need to wait for, or hope for, your funeral?If you have achieved some success and some advancement in your life, do you really need to close your mind to what's next, or block your successors?Did you not thrive once upon a time by challenging a status quo or two, by taking risks, by trying a new thing out?
Summary: But don't immediately close your mind to an alternative view for the heck of it
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.
You do close your mind to it - and England won the game so that's the best answer to those kind of people and they left the stadium feeling gutted.''
At first it wasn't nice seeing the animals hanging up but after a few years you just close your mind to it."
Do not close your mind to what is going on around you.