close (one's) mind (to) (something)

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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.
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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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I haven't closed my mind to it although I would really like to stay here.
your FREE NO Barton said: "I haven't closed my mind to it (going back), although I would really like to stay here.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: "It is not an area I have closed my mind to.
But he served his punishment and took it and it shows I haven't closed my mind to anything," he said.
Assistant Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary, Julia Hodson, said: ``I hope and pray there are no more people to be recovered but I haven't closed my mind to that possibility.
I have not completely closed my mind to the idea of going abroad again, so we will see.