Shut down/ shoot down an idea

To “shut down”/”Shoot down” an idea = to reject an idea


Future tense: shut

Present tense: shutting

Past tense: shut


Future tense: shoot

Present tense: shooting

Past tense: shot



  1. He will probably shut down the idea.
  2. He keeps shutting down her ideas.
  3. He shot down all of Mike’s ideas.
  4. Let’s not shoot down the idea before we hear it.
  5. Don’t be upset, he shoots down everyone’s ideas.