English version

shut/close the door on something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshut/close the door on somethingshut/close the door on somethingIMPOSSIBLEto make something impossible The accident shut the door on her ballet career. door
Examples from the Corpus
shut/close the door on somethingCome in, lads, come in and shut the door on the fog.It watched her, unwinking, until she reached the room behind the shop and shut the door on its crimson gaze.Lucker murmurs something to Jasper and leads him away closing the door on me.A loss in this election will not necessarily close the door on the campaign.She closed the door on them.The previous owner had used a bathroom off one of the bedrooms as storage and simply closed the door on it.Imagine asking that they close the door on me so I can see what it feels like.Even so, Wickham was not ready to shut the door on the possibility.
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