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[klohzd-dawr, -dohr]
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  1. held in strict privacy; not open to the press or the public: a closed-door strategy meeting of banking executives.
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Origin of closed-door

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for closed door


  1. private; barred to members of the publica closed-door meeting
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Idioms and Phrases with closed door

closed door


An obstacle or restriction, as in There are no closed doors in the new field of gene therapy. [First half of 1900s]

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close one's doors. See close down. Also see behind closed doors; close the door.

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