Also, shut the door on. End or exclude from consideration, discussion, or action. For example, His lack of qualifications closed the door on further promotions, or Last quarter’s poor sales figures have shut the door on any expansion plans.
- Close the sale
Also, close the deal; close on a sale or deal. Complete a transaction, as in Jack was delighted to close the sale. This term applies to such transactions as the sale of a house, also put as closing on a house, as well as negotiations leading up to a sale. The latter was also put […]
- Close to home
Also, where one lives . Affecting one intimately and personally, as in That description of orphans really was too close to home , or The teacher’s criticisms of her work got her where she lives . The noun home here means “the heart of something,” a usage dating from the late 1800s; the variant was […]
noun, Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. 1. a contemptuous term used to refer to a homosexual male who denies his homosexuality to himself or keeps it hidden from others. noun 1. (informal) a man who is homosexual but does not admit the fact noun phrase A secret male homosexual (1960s+)
- Close to the chest
adjective phrase : Janet Reno is very close to the vest about her personal feelings (1950s+) Related Terms play close to the chest