Definition of close or shut the door on or to in English:

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close (or shut) the door on (or to)

Exclude the opportunity for: she had closed the door on ever finding out what he was feeling
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  • If you allow yourself to be categorized, you're shutting the door to so many fabulous opportunities.
  • However, he believed the members were more than happy to consider being part of such a scheme as they never closed the door on any competitive opportunity.
  • This may be good news for some older employees but for others it will close the door to an opportunity they would not like to miss.
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