shut eyes to

shut (one's) eyes to (something)

To willfully ignore, pretend not to notice, or choose not to deal with something. My parents have always thought of Jake as the golden child, and they're constantly shutting their eyes to some of his biggest faults. Mr. President, we can just shut our eyes to the instability of the economy, or else we could be facing a worldwide recession in the near future.
See also: eye, shut

shut (one's) eyes to

To refuse to consider or acknowledge: administrators who shut their eyes to pervasive corruption.
See also: eye, shut
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Algieri survived two first-round knockdowns and nearly shut eyes to stun the favored Provodnikov by split decision.
As per details, with the fall of evening Dhoke Ratta graveyard becomes hub of criminals activities including selling of narcotic and drug peddling while administration has shut eyes to this sorrowful state of affairs.