close the door on


: to no longer think about, consider, or accept (something)
I'd like to close the door on that chapter in my life.
The former senator says she hasn't closed the door on politics.

Examples of close the door on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This horrible decision could close the door on IVF treatments in Alabama. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 24 Feb. 2024 The general manager did not the close the door on veteran Cam Talbot, who had a 2.5 goals-against average in 54 regular-season Kings games in 2023-24, but said talks about a new contract have not taken place. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2024 Lane, himself, enjoys catching and hitting and is reluctant to close the door on any possibility, at UConn or in the pros.. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 16 May 2024 West German Social Democrats also believed that the integration of West Germany into NATO and the U.S. security sphere would close the door on the eventual unification of the country. Thomas Meaney, Harper's Magazine, 26 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for close the door on 

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“Close the door on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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