Shut/close your eyes to something - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
shut/close your eyes to something
close (or shut) your eyes to refuse to notice or acknowledge something unwelcome or unpleasant.
shut your eyes to be wilfully ignorant of.
1993 Isidore Okpewho Tides In the last few weeks, it has become clear to me that this peace and quiet may elude me if I shut my eyes to the all too obvious suffering of people around me.
shut/close your ˈeyes to something pretend that you have not noticed something so that you do not have to deal with it: My son has his faults — and I’ve never closed my eyes to them — but dishonesty isn’t one of them. ♢ Politicians seemed to be shutting their eyes to corruption in the police force.