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

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

phrase

  • Exclude the opportunity for.

    ‘she had closed the door on ever finding out what he was feeling’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is certainly not something I would close the door on.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Have we actually now closed the door on 30,000 young people getting into the forestry industry?’
    • ‘If you allow yourself to be categorized, you're shutting the door to so many fabulous opportunities.’