drawing card


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drawing card

Someone used to attract a crowd to an event. Bill Gates was definitely the drawing card for the computer security conference this year.
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drawing card

Fig. an attraction that helps bring patrons to a place of entertainment. The comedian was a real drawing card at the night club.
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drawing card

A feature or event that attracts a large audience. For example, This Italian tenor is always a good drawing card. Card in this idiom refers to a large poster containing an advertisement for something, often some sort of entertainment. [Late 1800s]
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When you add in the region's rapid population growth, relatively low land and labor costs, and existing infrastructure of modern airports, highways, rail lines and sea ports, you have a powerful drawing card for new businesses.
The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area is a major drawing card in a budding local ecotourism industry that attracts people interested in desert ecology.
The abundance of wood waste in the Hearst area was a major drawing card in their site search, says Daniel Sigouin, general manager of the Hearst Economic Development Corporation.
Neary has been likened by HBO to the American star Arturo Gatti and a meeting would be a huge drawing card.
It's also very important that as many people as possible be aware of our fine delivery systems, as "freedom of choice," one of the key elements of health care reform,, will be a major drawing card in the future.
Safety was the drawing card, and the rest of the offerings seemed pretty lightweight," says George Hopper, Extension forest specialist with the University of Tennessee.
Hoover added, "Micron's commitment to fund scholarships for the young people Idaho business and industry need is a big step in ensuring that Idaho's workforce is a drawing card for new and existing businesses alike.
With many empty downtown storefronts and few small businesses popping up, Nipigon officials have been working with Thunder Bay consultants to develop a Paddle to the Sea park as a major tourism drawing card as part of the downtown revitalization project.
It's a drawing card for people all over the world to come and see, a major meeting place for organizations, open to the public, an immaculate building.
Neary has been likened by HBO to the American star Arturo Gatti and a meeting with the former IBF champion, like Neary a relentlessly brave pressure-fighter, would be a huge drawing card.
The unprecedented Web attendance numbers at both VH1's &uot;The List&uot; and MTV's bunker event illustrate the effectiveness of well-run chat events as both a differentiator and drawing card for online community communication.
Officials with the Town of Fort Frances are hopeful the addition of a condominium along the town's waterfront will act as a drawing card to attract new residents to the area.
Dominguez, thanks to Chandler's presence as a drawing card, traveled as much as some college teams did this season - making two separate trips to the East Coast.
The omission of chemicals has allowed him to develop a niche product that acts as a drawing card for his business.
Naturally, however, the real drawing card is the generous selection of clips from the shows, including classics like the Bavarian clock going haywire and the ``This Is Your Life'' parody, in which Caesar plays a man who most decidedly does not want his life explicated on TV, and the monumentally lachrymose relatives who surround him.