closed-door

[ klohzd-dawr, -dohr ]
/ ˈkloʊzdˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr /

adjective

held in strict privacy; not open to the press or the public: a closed-door strategy meeting of banking executives.

Nearby words

  1. closed universe,
  2. closed-angle glaucoma,
  3. closed-captioned,
  4. closed-circuit,
  5. closed-circuit television,
  6. closed-end,
  7. closed-end investment company,
  8. closed-loop,
  9. closed-minded,
  10. closed-stack

Origin of closed-door

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for closed door

closed-door

adjective

private; barred to members of the publica closed-door meeting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with closed door

closed door

1

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

2

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

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