close/shut the door on sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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close/shut the door on sth

to make it ​impossible for something to ​happen, ​especially a ​plan or a ​solution to a ​problem: There are ​fears that this ​latestmove might have ​closed the door on a ​peacefulsolution.
(Definition of close/shut the door on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “close/shut the door on sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(尤指计划或解决方案)成为不可能…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(尤指計劃或解決方案)成爲不可能…
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