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/shut the door on
To refuse to allow for the possibility of: The secretary of state closed the door on future negotiations.
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Kim Eun-jung delivered the last stone in hopes of knocking out the only Japanese stone in the house but the strength of her delivery was a bit strong, leaving the Japanese stone a few inches closer to the button (the center of the house) to put the match into overtime.
Reason behind health cuts CARE Closer to Home is given as the rationale for the A&E proposals, so it is worth taking a look at what it involves.
For even if it is not quite as apparent, Reds closer Chapman is as dominant in his spot as are Trout and Kershaw.
An improperly adjusted door closer that closes too quickly or forcefully can cause loss of balance, or even falls and injuries.
com)-- New in 2013, the Lockey TB950 Magnum is a concealed, heavy-duty hydraulic gate-closing system designed to act as both the gate closer and hinge.
London, September 15 ( ANI ): The publication of topless pictures of Duchess Kate by French magazine Closer has sparked a big Twitter backlash.
What does it take to be a closer, to get the last out of a game, when the difference between victory and defeat is one pitch?
While most research parks were remote university outposts and have crept closer and closer to campuses, Express Scripts is leading the way in bringing corporate casual closer to college chic.
Beimel represented one-third of the Dodgers' best blueprint for late-inning success, working in concert with hard-throwing rookie set-up man Jonathan Broxton and 36-year-old closer Takashi Saito to close out the final three innings of a win.
The oil inside the closer drips down and can make floors extremely slick, not to mention stain the clothing and personal belongings of those passing beneath the closer.
There is no magic number about when to start school, but closer to 8 is better than closer to 7, and closer to 8:30 is probably better than 7:30," Carskadon told the Washington Post.
We have run several items criticizing District of Columbia ambulance dispatchers for their apparent ignorance of the city's geography, as they send ambulances all the way across the city to pick up injured citizens despite the fact that other ambulances closer to the scene are available.
Soon the job of a closer became so specialized that he would customarily work only the ninth inning while other relievers, or setup men, would work the seventh and eighth innings.