shut/close your eyes to something(redirected from shut your eyes to something)
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.
close (or shut) your eyes torefuse to notice or acknowledge something unwelcome or unpleasant.
shut your eyes tobe 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.