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.
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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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.
See also: close, mind
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"We hope that the Treasury have not closed their mind to the idea that, both in terms of employment and in terms of value for money for the public purse, maintaining Dunfermline Building Society as an independent and ongoing concern could well be the strongest option - and in the interests of its members and depositors."
And they have closed their mind to real reform of the public services.