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have an open mind

To avoid making a judgment or decision about things before thoroughly considering them. If you're not going to have an open mind about this, I don't see how we're going to have a productive discussion about it. I know you think that Morton is a dullard, but try to have an open mind—once you get to know him better, you'll find that he's really quite funny.
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have/keep an ˌopen ˈmind (on/about something)

be willing to change your opinion (on/about something): I’ve still got an open mind on the question of nuclear defence. ▶ ˌopen-ˈminded adj.: You can talk to her about anything — she’s very open-minded.
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Having partners means having an open mind, sharing and accepting new ideas, he added.
For chief experience officer Fredric Kaijser, it's all about having an open mind.
Being flexible and having an open mind is a key driver behind Beanies export success, as each new overseas market is different to the last.
Ms Brown said: "Chris faced many challenges particularly during the building works as well as raising finances but careful planning and having an open mind to overcoming problems enabled her to fulfil her goals.
Instead of hanging on to unsupported fears about this emerging industry, try having an open mind -- if not to marijuana use itself, than to what its sales can do for the economy.
Humility is all about having an open mind," Hook says.
I think having an open mind is the mark of a truly learned person.
So when people say to me 'I'm not very creative,' well, you can be, and I think you can become a more creative person just by having an open mind.
Her positive attitude and unique perspective not only opened my eyes to the power of having an open mind, but also to the importance of knowing that we can all improve ourselves if we take our learning opportunities seriously.
Reed emphasizes the importance of having an open mind and heart in order to make full use of one's time and energy, not only in one's chosen profession, but in all aspects of one's life.
In Farrelly's article her first key point was about using your skills and having an open mind about the profession, which would be beneficial to students in the long run when it comes to finding a job.
Having an open mind has allowed me to develop a diverse circle of friends and colleagues, which has been both personally and professionally enriching.
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