closet with

closet (someone/oneself) with (someone)

To sequester someone or oneself with someone else in order to accomplish something. If we can just closet one party with the other, I think they will finally reach an agreement.
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closet someone with someone

to put someone into a private room with someone else for the purposes of conducting business. She closeted herself with the president and finally, once and for all, had her say.
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References in classic literature ?
No common closet with a vulgar door on hinges, openable all at once, and leaving nothing to be disclosed by degrees, this rare closet had a lock in mid-air, where two perpendicular slides met; the one falling down, and the other pushing up.
Cold closet with cold equipment in a garage in south Florida and southeast Texas?
I tell people that the retail price for a simple white melamine closet with shelves and hanging (no drawers, no doors, short panel hanging system) averages between $100 and $150 per linear foot.
Most of these stars convert a whole bedroom into a sprawling walk-in closet with racks upon racks of designer clothes, couture dresses, jackets, bags, shoes and other lust-worthy pieces.
CedarSafe has developed a cost-effective way to transform your closet into a beautiful cedar closet with solid cedar panels or planks.
I am proud that I was able to come out of the closet with dignity and on my own terms.
The roll exploded open and engulfed the small closet with insulation, leaving me trapped in the attic.
Dubbed Cedarstor, the line includes a rolling wardrobe closet with zippered front, a 4-shelf rolling sweater and shoe closet and a 4-shelf shoe closet.
So we were doing harmonies in a great, big walk-in closet with all these microphones.
The bedroom closet with a difference - the one with the bullet-resistant window and the green exit button concealed behind the silk kimonos - can be found at the top of a gentle cascade of steps, past the African fertility figure and across from the pair of dueling indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis.