This is a bit similar to another question already asked but I think the context is somewhat different.

I was taking a sample Cambridge CPE test and one of the tasks involved was to change a sentence using a given word, changing neither the sentence's meaning nor the word's.

The sentence was:

The manager refused to discuss his decision further.

The word to use was "open".

The manager stated that his decision [insert answer here] discussion.

My answer was:

The manager stated that his decision [was not open for further] discussion.

The answer key says [was not open to further].

Was my answer also correct or not?

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Yes, your answer is correct as well. To get a feeling for how often certain phrases are used, you can use the Google Ngram Viewer:

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Of course, this doesn't tell you that the phrases have the same meaning; for that, you can click on the links below the graph which show a few samples where the phrase is used, with the same meaning as your exercise.

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