slam the door shut

slam the door shut

1. Literally, to close a door very forcefully. My roommate always wakes me up because she slams the door shut when leaving for her 8 AM class. Kids, please don't slam the door shut when you go out—just close it gently!
2. By extension, to completely stop, halt, or prevent something. Well, the school board's decision to cut funding really slammed the door shut on our attempt to revitalize the arts program.
See also: door, shut, slam
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