shut the door on

shut the door on
close/shut the door on (something) to make it impossible for something to happen, especially a plan or a solution to a problem.

There are fears that this latest move might have closed the door on a peaceful solution.


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  • shut the door on — (or to) see door …   Useful english dictionary

  • shut\ 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

  • shut the door — phrasal : to exclude from participation or consideration : cut off cannot afford to shut the door on any honest speculator Elmer Davis it shut the door upon all democratic aspiration V.L.Parrington …   Useful english dictionary

  • shut 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

  • shut the door on something — close/shut the door on (something) to make it impossible for something to happen, especially a plan or a solution to a problem. There are fears that this latest move might have closed the door on a peaceful solution …   New idioms dictionary

  • shut the door — See: CLOSE THE DOOR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shut the door — See: CLOSE THE DOOR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shut the door in his face — took away his option, prevented him from taking the opportunity offered him …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shut the door on — prevented from knowing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • The Door in the Floor — Original poster Directed by Tod Williams Produced by Anne Ca …   Wikipedia

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