5I closed my mind to the realities of what I proposed doing. (A. Marshall, “In Mine Own Heart”)
close/shut one’s mind to/against = shut one’s eyes to,
connive at, overlookconsciously refuse to think about
As usual, she shut her mind to her friend’s talk and wandered back in memories – to the Vanbrughs, like herself some of the first realladies to win success on the stage.
shut one’s mind to = be deaf to,
fall on deaf ear, turn a deaf ear to . 'Be deaf to' and 'turn a deaf ear to' are close, but 'consciously refuse to think about' is closer.
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