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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]
See also: card, drawing
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Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws a drink or a delegate card.
Crosby, one of the NHL s biggest drawing cards, has not played in the league since early January after absorbing two hits to the head in successive games within a week.
You manipulate Snake by drawing cards, which are named after Metal Gear weapons and characters.
Together with pharmacy, the O-T-C area is one of the major drawing cards that attract shoppers into Wal-Mart's network of Supercenters, Sam's Club units, discount stores and Neighborhood Markets.
Other drawing cards, he says, are the product's multilateral netting capabilities -- showing net positions over different regions and company divisions -- and intra-company banking modules that allow subsidiaries to invest and borrow among each themselves.
Hatton's new promotional arrangement means Warren and Sky will not lose one of Britain's biggest boxing drawing cards, who makes the seventh defence of his WBU light-welterweight title at the MEN Arena tomorrow.
The arts in Sarasota County are one of our most valuable drawing cards in attracting companies with higher-wage jobs," says Saba, who owns a fine gifts and collectibles gallery in Sarasota.
Created by independent developers CoreyTaylor and Rusty Wagner expressly to help students understand probability theory, this App provides simple animations to demonstrate examples of six different trials: Tossing Coins, Rolling Dice, Picking Marbles out of a bag, Spinning a Spinner, Drawing Cards from a deck, and Random Numbers.
His efforts are among the drawing cards for this year's 2001 National Urban Forest Conference, September 5-8 at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC.
He was dearly loved by all the children who are expressing their thoughts by drawing cards and pictures,' Mr Brown said.
It should be one of the great attractions and drawing cards.
Easy to read with humorous graphics, these promotional pieces are one of D&B's most successful drawing cards.
Instead of drawing cards from a deck, players use an automatic card launcher.