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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 a standing ovation as they brought down the curtain. The theater company will bring down the curtain on their award-winning play for the last time this Friday.
2. To bring about or signal the end of something. Following the announcement, the company will bring down the curtain on over 50 years of business.
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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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References in classic literature ?
The dramatist brings down the curtain on such speeches.
AS the Balmoral Handicap which brings down the curtain on the Ascot extravaganza is only in its third year we haven't got many stats to work with.
Miranda, BBC1, 8pm Miranda Hart brings down the curtain on her much-loved sitcom with a comfortingly familiar farewell plotline as the 6ft 1in star of the show tires of everyone calling her "Sir".
The news brings down the curtain down a TV career spanning more than two decades.
The result brings down the curtain on what has been an excellent season for the Development squad under Steve Eyre.
NEWBURY brings down the curtain to the Flat on Saturday when military personnel and Royal British Legion members get free entry to the Premier enclosure.
There is also coverage of the mixed doubles final, which brings down the curtain on this year's Championships.
With both titles already won by Jenson Button and his Brawn GP team, Sunday's season-ender brings down the curtain on an astonishing season.
With both titles already won by Jenson Button and his Brawn GP team, Sunday s season-ender brings down the curtain on an astonishing season that ripped up the form book from day one in Australia.
Twenty-three horses remain engaged for the three-mile-five-furlong handicap chase, which traditionally brings down the curtain on the National Hunt season.
ANNIKA Sorenstam brings down the curtain on her major career at Sunningdale this week with a question for Michelle Wie - why are you still playing against the men?
GOLF: Annika Sorenstam brings down the curtain on her major career at Sunningdale this week with a question for Michelle Wie - why on earth are you still playing against the men?
RICHARD Follett brings down the curtain on his Solihull Moors career today when he makes his final appearance against Alfreton Town.
MADCAP folk poet Les Barker brings down the curtain on 25 years of great folk entertainment in the village of Brinklow tomorrow.
His departure brings down the curtain on a distinguished 24-year career at Wal-Mart.