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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).
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bring the curtain down on something

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bring down the curtain on something

COMMON If an event brings the curtain down on something that has lasted a long time, it causes or marks its end. His death brings the curtain down on one of the most amazing managerial careers of all-time. Today's simple but moving ceremonies bring down the curtain on a long and historic period in history. Note: You can also say the curtain comes down on something. As the curtain comes down on the festive season, we reflect on some of the highlights. Note: In theatres, it is traditional for a curtain to come down in front of the stage at the end of each act and at the end of the play.
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bring down the curtain on

bring to an end.
The curtain referred to is the one lowered at the front of the stage in a theatre at the end of a performance.
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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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PEDRO CAIXINHA has vowed to do all he can to deliver a brighter future for Rangers after bringing down the curtain on their nightmare campaign.
NICO Rosberg wants to begin his quest to for a maiden Formula One championship immediately after bringing down the curtain on his 2015 campaign with victory in Abu Dhabi.
NICO ROSBERG has set his sights on a maiden Formula One championship - straight after bringing down the curtain on his 2015 campaign with victory in Abu Dhabi.
Jackie has retired from South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, where she was a staff nurse in children's A&E at South Tyneside District Hospital, bringing down the curtain on a career which began at the age of 18 as a student nurse at the then South Shields General Hospital.
Hitzfeld, whose honours include Champions League triumphs at the helm of German giants Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, is set to retire at the end of the competition, bringing down the curtain on an excellent six-year period with the Swiss national team.
This is far from the only record held by the Iran legend, who retired in 2007, bringing down the curtain on an extraordinarily prolific career.
Since bringing down the curtain on his career with victory in the Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 20, Frankel has been confined to walking and trotting in the indoor ride at Warren Place to let him down in preparation for his new career.
Bringing down the curtain on a fabulous Barclays season, we've got a pair of tickets for West Ham's home match with Aston Villa at Upton Park next Sunday, May 11.
Henry completed his pounds 16.lm move to the Nou Camp yesterday, bringing down the curtain on an eight-year spell in which he became the club's leading scorer and lifted the Premier League title twice.
The 31-year-old from Worcester has been granted one final fling at the big-time before bringing down the curtain on his career.
Delegates were bringing down the curtain on the conference with a rendition of Labour's traditional anthem, the Red Flag not heard in its full form at conference for several years.
The great Dane has announced he will retire at the end of the season, bringing down the curtain on an illustrious career.
And he would like nothing more than to bid an emotional farewell to The Hawthorns by bringing down the curtain on a glittering 16-year career with victory tomorrow.
THEY'RE bringing down the curtain on the Rugby League World Cup at Old Trafford next Saturday - and you could be there.
Bringing down the curtain on the Baruch-Luce liason, she writes, "Deep feminine longings demanded that he bind himself to her by impregnating her.