close your eyes to something

to ignore something bad that is happening when you should be doing something to stop it

The government cannot close its eyes to this disease.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • close your eyes to something — phrase to ignore something bad that is happening when you should be doing something to stop it The government cannot close its eyes to this disease. Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the casesynonym to ignore something,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • close your eyes to something — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. She was besotted with him and closed her eyes to his character defects. You can t just shut your eyes to your problems and …   New idioms dictionary

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  • close its eyes to something — close (your/its) eyes to (something) to ignore something. As a cop, I can t close my eyes to illegal drugs, even when I m not working. The church cannot close its eyes to suffering …   New idioms dictionary

  • close your eyes to — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. She was besotted with him and closed her eyes to his character defects. You can t just shut your eyes to your problems and …   New idioms dictionary

  • close your eyes to — close (your/its) eyes to (something) to ignore something. As a cop, I can t close my eyes to illegal drugs, even when I m not working. The church cannot close its eyes to suffering …   New idioms dictionary

  • shut your eyes to something — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. She was besotted with him and closed her eyes to his character defects. You can t just shut your eyes to your problems and …   New idioms dictionary

  • shut your eyes to something — phrase to refuse to pay attention to something, usually something bad We can no longer shut our eyes to what’s happening to these children. Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the casesynonym to ignore something, or to not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • open (your) eyes to (something) — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. He s finally opened his eyes to what has been going on behind his back …   New idioms dictionary

  • close eyes to something — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. She was besotted with him and closed her eyes to his character defects. You can t just shut your eyes to your problems and …   New idioms dictionary

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