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closed-door

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

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

Other 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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