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bring down the shutters

To stop thinking or talking about something. Mom has tried to bring down the shutters on John's death, but I know she's still very upset about it.
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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.
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put up the shutters

To cease business operations for any length of time (often permanently). I loved that restaurant, so I'm very disappointed that they put up the shutters The owner always puts up the shutters for two weeks in the summer to accommodate her vacation. What time are you putting up the shutters tonight?
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put up the shutters

(of a business) cease trading either for the day or permanently.
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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.
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shutters

n. the eyelids. She blinked those yummy shutters over those bedroom eyes, and my knees turned to mush.
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