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cut a/the ribbon

To formally open or begin something, which can include the act of cutting a ceremonial ribbon. The CEO should definitely be there when we cut the ribbon on the new hospital wing tomorrow.
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cut a (or the) ribbon

perform an opening ceremony, usually by formally cutting a ribbon strung across the entrance to a building, road, etc.
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Children from Mount Stuart Primary School will be helping the store manager cut the ribbon and the school will receive PS200 as a thank-you for their help opening the store.
Priyanka Chopra cut the ribbon at the Gitanjali Group's first multi-brand store, which is in Meena Bazaar in Dubai
The New York Yankee star sported a smart black suit with a matching tie, he used a huge pair of scissors to cut the ribbon and officially inaugurate the gym.
WAYNE EASTBURN / The Register-Guard Fanfare for new thoroughfare Carlos Burgos, 3, (left) and Alexis Cross, 6, with help from Mayor Jim Torrey, cut the ribbon for the official opening of Broadway on Friday evening.
cut the ribbon last fall opening a new high school on the site -- a symbol of hope for native communities scarred by boarding school experiences.
I am pleased to extend my congratulations to EDO as we cut the ribbon on this new facility," said Congressman Brown.
The head of state cut the ribbon symbolizing the opening of the museum, and then viewed it.
Bottom: Employees of Brookstone cut the ribbon at the first Carry On by Brookstone, a clothing store providing travel-friendly apparel, in the Salt Lake City Airport.
Dave opened Fausto's in Princess Street and asked his dad Charlie to cut the ribbon.
SCHOOLKIDS helped to cut the ribbon at the official opening of a new Sainsbury's Local and petrol station in Balsall Common.
Students welcomed BCC Tees's Bob Fischer to cut the ribbon on the new facility.
Cian Simmons cut the ribbon at his newly refurbished special school - Northern House School in Oxford - where Mr Cameron was opening six new classrooms.
Joan Getlisse, the shop's longest-serving volunteer, will cut the ribbon at 10:30am.
BROADCASTER Roy Noble OBE will give a talk and cut the ribbon at the official opening of new retirement flats on Thursday.
PALMDALE -- Air Force Plant 42 officials cut the ribbon Friday on a new fire station vehicle bay, the first project of an $8 million effort to update the 6,500-employee installation's firefighting facilities.
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