draw the curtain over (something)

draw the curtain over (something)

1. To cease doing something; to bring something to an end. No one is coming to the party; let's just draw a curtain over it and go home. The senator, now 83, draws a curtain this Friday over her illustrious career in politics.
2. To conceal something; to keep something a secret. The police have been accused of drawing a curtain over the officer's alleged involvement with the teenager's murder.
See also: curtain, draw