put down the shutters

put down the shutters

To stop thinking or talking about something. Mom has tried to put down the shutters on John's death, but I know she's still very upset about it.
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ˌbring/ˌput down the ˈshutters

stop letting somebody know what your thoughts or feelings are; stop letting yourself think about something: He brought down the shutters on the terrible image of the car accident.
See also: bring, down, put, shutter
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I put down the shutters and will hope that it's there when I come back.
All the salon's lights blew up and I ran out of the shop with my customers and had to put down the shutters," he said.
Our door staff liaised with police and, following their advice, we put down the shutters at the pub.
After the raid the shop put down the shutters and remained closed for the rest of the day while police carried out their investigations.