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 as to close a bargain, a phrase used by Charles Dickens and other 19th-century writers: “He closed the bargain directly it reached his ears,” Nicholas Nickleby, 1838.
- 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
[klohs-uhp] /ˈkloʊsˌʌp/ noun 1. a photograph taken at close range or with a long focal-length lens, on a relatively large scale. 2. Also called close shot. Movies, Television. a camera shot taken at a very short distance from the subject, to permit a close and detailed view of an object or action. Compare (def 3), […]