close the door
phrasal to be uncompromisingly obstructive <
closed the door to further negotiation
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • close\ the\ door — • close the door • bar the door • shut the door v. phr. To prevent any more action or talk about a subject. The President s veto closed the door to any new attempt to pass the bill. Joan was much hurt by what Mary said, and she closed the door on …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Close the Door — For other uses, see Close the Door (disambiguation) Close the Door was a hit song for Teddy Pendergrass in 1978 and written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. It spent two weeks at number one on the R B chart and peaked at number twenty five on the… …   Wikipedia

  • close the door — or[bar the door] or[shut the door] {v. phr.} To prevent any more action or talk about a subject. * /The President s veto closed the door to any new attempt to pass the bill./ * /Joan was much hurt by what Mary said, and she closed the door on… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • close the door — or[bar the door] or[shut the door] {v. phr.} To prevent any more action or talk about a subject. * /The President s veto closed the door to any new attempt to pass the bill./ * /Joan was much hurt by what Mary said, and she closed the door on… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • close the door. — Quebec English Lock the door …   English dialects glossary

  • close the door — phrasal : to take a determined and uncompromising obstructive position an action that closes the door on any amicable settlement …   Useful english dictionary

  • close the door on something — close the door on (something) 1. to end a situation or event. The court s decision closes the door on a shameful episode in the country s history. 2. to prevent something from happening. We shouldn t be too quick to close the door on change. I m… …   New idioms dictionary

  • close the door on — (something) 1. to end a situation or event. The court s decision closes the door on a shameful episode in the country s history. 2. to prevent something from happening. We shouldn t be too quick to close the door on change. I m trying to decide… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Close the Door (disambiguation) — Close the Door may refer to: Close the Door, a song by Teddy Pendergrass Close the Door campaign, an energy conservation campaign in the United Kingdom This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • close the door on something — close/shut the ˈdoor on sth idiom to make it unlikely that sth will happen • She was careful not to close the door on the possibility of further talks. Main entry: ↑dooridiom …   Useful english dictionary

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