lift the curtain (on something)

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lift the curtain (on something)

1. To begin or commence (something). It's time to lift the curtain on this new project, everyone, so let's not waste any time! After a few delays, the construction crew was finally ready to lift the curtain.
2. To make (something) publicly known; to reveal or disclose the details or truth (about something). In an attempt to head off a public relations disaster regarding his drug use as a college student, the governor decided to lift the curtain at a press conference. I think we had better lift the curtain on our privacy policy if we want consumers to feel secure buying our software.
See also: curtain, lift
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The dark shadow was Princess Mary, who had come up to the cot with noiseless steps, lifted the curtain, and dropped it again behind her.
He lifted the curtain, paused--and turned to the prince.
Joe Faith, a product manager at the international internet giant, was speaking at Venturefest North East, a one-day conference on innovation and entrepreneurship, and lifted the curtain on how Google's approach to innovation could apply to businesses and entrepreneurs in the region.
Teesside's theatres have lifted the curtain on their annual panto extravaganzas and the stars of the show will have a definite roguish side.
A MARSDEN cinema club which last lifted the curtain on dozens of cutting edge and family favourite films needs residents' support to help it win a community grant.
VA lifted the curtain on the agency's secret waiting lists--"the VA lies while patients die"--this by no means is a new phenomenon, points out Amerling.
Speaking during his visit to the headquarters of the Mutual Fund in Adonis - Zouk Mosbeh, where he lifted the curtain off a commemorative plaque designed for the occasion, the patriarch saluted this fund - managed by the Maronite Church and which has over forty thousand subscribers - for the role it plays in society, stressing that the Church remained the only refuge from crises and challenges.
The CEO of Oscar Cinemas has just lifted the curtain on a seven-screen multiplex that will open the tills later this year.
It's almost too serendipitous to be true: The same week that Guardian writer Glenn Greenwald lifted the curtain on the U.
0 lifted the curtain on the clean-energy vehicle of tomorrow: An electrical hybrid tricycle with a dryer attached that doubles as a gigantic blender.
com)-- Airhart Construction recently lifted the curtain on The Blanchard, a brand new model at Courthouse Square - a community of 46 Georgian-style luxury townhomes on the site of the historic DuPage County Courthouse campus in Wheaton.
Clinique has lifted the curtain on its new shopping experience at Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue in New York City.
UCLA lifted the curtain on its plans for Pauley Pavilion's $185 million renovation Monday, showing off the bells and whistles in a presentation at Pauley Pavilion.
STAFF have lifted the curtain on Wales' first all-digital cinema.
Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre has lifted the curtain on a new restaurant and cafe.