close\ its\ doors

v. phr.
1. To keep someone or something from entering or joining; become closed.

The club has closed its doors to new members.

2. To fail as a business; go bankrupt.

The fire was so damaging that the store had to close its doors.

Business was so poor that we had to close our doors after six months.

Compare: close the door Contrast: open its doors

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • close its doors — {v. phr.} 1. To keep someone or something from entering or joining; become closed. * /The club has closed its doors to new members./ 2. To fail as a business; go bankrupt. * /The fire was so damaging that the store had to close its doors./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • close its doors — {v. phr.} 1. To keep someone or something from entering or joining; become closed. * /The club has closed its doors to new members./ 2. To fail as a business; go bankrupt. * /The fire was so damaging that the store had to close its doors./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • close its doors — phrasal 1. : to bar entrance or refuse admission keeping its doors closed to immigrants 2. : to cease operation : go out of business a school forced by economic considerations to close its doors * * * close its doors idiom ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • close its doors —    to fail    Used of a bank, although it will prudently close its doors every day at the close of business, in the hope of reopening them on the morrow:     ... if the run persisted, cash reserves would be exhausted and FMA obliged to close its… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • close your doors — see ↑door • • • Main Entry: ↑close close your doors 1 : to not allow someone to enter The country has closed its doors to immigrants. 2 of a business or organization : to close permanently : to stop operating The museum may be forced to …   Useful english dictionary

  • open its doors — {v. phr.} 1. To allow someone or something to enter or join; become open. * /That college was started for women only, but a few years ago it opened its doors to men./ 2. To begin doing business; open. * /Proffitts Department Store is having a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • open its doors — {v. phr.} 1. To allow someone or something to enter or join; become open. * /That college was started for women only, but a few years ago it opened its doors to men./ 2. To begin doing business; open. * /Proffitts Department Store is having a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • open\ its\ doors — v. phr. 1. To allow someone or something to enter or join; become open. That college was started for women only, but a few years ago it opened its doors to men. 2. To begin doing business; open. Proffitts Department Store is having a birthday… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • close — close1 W1S1 [kləuz US klouz] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(shut)¦ 2¦(move parts together)¦ 3¦(shut for period of time)¦ 4¦(stop operating)¦ 5¦(end)¦ 6 close an account 7¦(in money markets)¦ 8 close a deal/sale/contract etc 9¦(offer finishes)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • close — close1 [ klouz ] verb *** ▸ 1 shut ▸ 2 when business stops ▸ 3 stop use of road etc. ▸ 4 end/finish ▸ 5 reduce distance ▸ 6 stop business relations ▸ 7 finish business deal ▸ 8 put fingers around something ▸ 9 have value at end of day ▸ 10 join… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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