bring/ring down the curtain
bring down the curtain
(on something) Go to ring down the curtain (on something).
ring down (or up) the curtainmark the end (or the beginning) of an enterprise or event.
The reference here is to the ringing of a bell in a theatre as the signal to raise or lower the stage curtain at the beginning or end of a performance. Compare with bring down the curtain on (at curtain).
bring/ring down the ˈcurtain (on something),
bring/ring the ˈcurtain down (on something)bring an end to something: The BBC has finally decided to bring the curtain down on one of its oldest television programmes.
ring down the curtain
To end a performance, event, or action.