shut eyes to

shut (one's) eyes to (something)

To willfully ignore, pretend not to notice, or choose not to deal with something. You can't just shut your eyes to your child's bad choices and bad behavior—you have to find ways to help them do better. Our boss would rather shut his eyes to the truth than figure out how to keep the company from going bankrupt.
See also: eye, shut
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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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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.