ring the curtain up (on something)

ring the curtain up (on something)

1. To begin or commence (something). It's time to ring the curtain up on this new project, everyone, so let's not waste any time! After a few delays, the construction crew was finally ready to ring the curtain up.
2. To make (something) publicly known; to reveal or disclose the truth (about something). In an attempt to head off a public relations disaster regarding his acceptance of donations, the governor decided to ring the curtain up at a press conference.
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ring the curtain up

 
1. Fig. to raise the curtain in a theater. (Alludes to sending the signal to raise the curtain.) The stagehand rang the curtain up precisely on time. Let's ring up the curtain. It's time to start the show.
2. Fig. to start a series of activities or events. I am set to ring up the curtain on a new lifestyle. It's a little late to ring up the curtain for anew career.
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