[ klohzd-dawr, -dohr ]
/ ˈkloʊzdˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr /
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
private; barred to members of the publica closed-door meeting
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Idioms and Phrases with closed door
An obstacle or restriction, as in There are no closed doors in the new field of gene therapy. [First half of 1900s]
close one's doors. See close down. Also see behind closed doors; close the door.
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