ring down the curtain


ring down the curtain
phrasal
1.
a. : to give the signal for lowering the curtain in a theater or auditorium
b. : to lower the curtain in a theater or auditorium
2. : to conclude a performance or action

this sorry episode rang down the curtain on what was planned to be a spectacular adventure

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ring down (or up) the curtain
cause a theater curtain to be lowered (or raised)
figurative mark the end (or the beginning) of an enterprise or event

the sendoff rings down the curtain on a major chapter in television history


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ring down the curtain — idi a) to bring a performance or action to a close b) to lower or close the curtain in front of a stage …   From formal English to slang

  • ring down the curtain — phrasal to conclude a performance or an action …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ring down the curtain — Meaning Bring something to an end. Origin Theatrical origin …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • ring up the curtain — ► ring down (or up) the curtain 1) lower (or raise) a theatre curtain. 2) mark the end (or beginning) of something. Main Entry: ↑ring …   English terms dictionary

  • ring down (or up) the curtain — 1》 lower (or raise) a theatre curtain. 2》 mark the end (or beginning) of something. → ring …   English new terms dictionary

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