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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After refusing to acknowledge Biden was the winner, Lee finally relented but did not completely close the door on overturning the results. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Jan. 2023 Father Time may be preparing to close the door on another year, but Greater Cincinnati bars, clubs and restaurants are propping it open and inviting everyone to the welcome party for Baby New Year. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 16 Dec. 2022 Regardless, beating the Ravens at home on Monday night might all but close the door on their division rivals’ playoff chances. Daniel Oyefusi,, 9 Dec. 2020 Twins President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey didn’t close the door on re-signing those two as free agents. La Velle E. Neal Iii, Star Tribune, 3 Dec. 2020 But the Cowboys have been unable to close the door on this chapter because Elliott remains unsigned. David Moore, Dallas News, 30 Apr. 2023 Even back then, though, Sudeikis didn't seem to completely close the door on additional installments. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 11 Mar. 2023 Investors may be happy to close the door on 2022 after the worst year for stocks since the 2008 financial crisis. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 3 Jan. 2023 Johnny Depp is ready to close the door on his defamation case against Amber Heard. Tommy Mcardle, Peoplemag, 19 Dec. 2022 See More

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“Close the door on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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