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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.
See also: down, put, shutter
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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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Following three successive clean-sheets, United's pride and confidence were shook by the four-goal barrage leaving O'Neill the task of lifting spirits while also putting down the shutters at the back.
If you are trading badly, putting down the shutters at lunchtime and economising by employing fewer drivers is likely to lead to you going bust.