bring down the curtain

bring down the curtain (on something)

1. To bring a performance or act of a play to an end by lowering the theater curtain. The audience gave the performance a standing ovation as the theater brought down the curtain. The shocking twist at the end of the second act left the audience in stunned silence as the curtain was brought down.
2. To bring about or signal the end of something. The company announced that it will bring down the curtain after nearly 50 years of business. The government is bringing down the curtain on the controversial program next month.
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bring down the curtain

(on something) Go to ring down the curtain (on something).
See also: bring, curtain, down

bring/ring down the ˈcurtain (on something)

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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.
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Tomorrow Hit makers Scouting For Girls will bring down the curtain on Shrewsbury Flower Festival with such hits as This Ain't a Love Song.
Dear honey bee of late September, how I needed you to help me stay alive, For your untimely end has made our demise That little more sure, that little more certain: On humankind, to bring down the curtain.
The champions have faltered on the back of a crippling injury crisis but skipper Sean O'Loughlin and his England teammate George Williams will both be back for their Grand Final rematch with Warrington, which will bring down the curtain on day one at Newcastle's St James' Park.
As we bring down the curtain on this sad season, let's remember all the good times we had with Ian Goodison.
BRADLEY WIGGINS is expected to sign a new contract with Team Sky next month - but it will bring down the curtain on his days as a Grand Tour contender.
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Kallis announced he would bring down the curtain on his Test career on Christmas Day and was given a guard of honour as he walked to the crease in the morning session yesterday.
However, that would leave the chance to bring down the curtain on his career in the IPL, while Hills go 8-11 that he joins the Sky commentary team.
In fact, there's every chance that one of Dublin's greatest ever full-backs could bring down the curtain on his career today.
WIGAN 16 ST HELENS 16: St Helens head coach Royce Simmons talked of the "worst week of my life" after watching his side stage a thrilling fightback to bring down the curtain on the opening day of the Magic Weekend in style.
JARROW club Bilton Hall bring down the curtain on the season when they stage a club show at the Clegwell Community Centre in Hebburn on Friday night.
The Teessiders will bring down the curtain on a difficult Premier League season at West Ham knowing even victory might not keep them up.
BERWICK Rangers today bring down the curtain on a disastrous season that has seen relegation to the third division and the departure of two managers when they travel to meet Alloa at Recreation Park today.
The Child Support Bill will bring down the curtain on the CSA and replace it with a new, smaller body intended to provide a simpler and more effective way of collecting child maintenance.
Defeat by Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals will bring down the curtain on a romantic quest which has fuelled Shearer since he turned his back on Sir Alex Ferguson and opted for the lure of his home town.