the curtain comes down on

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the curtain comes down on something

  also the curtain falls on something
if the curtain comes down on something, especially a period of time, it ends
Usage notes: In a theatre the large curtains above the stage are brought down at the end of a performance.
Last night, the curtain came down on 14 years of Tory rule.
See also: come, curtain, down, on