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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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"It is an enormous delight and a great pleasure to be here and bring another slice of glamour in this world and what a slice of glamour this is," said Laurence as he cut the ribbon to officially open the door to the office.
CUT THE RIBBON Lucy Kennedy at Tesco Liffey Valley's opening yesterday
"It was hugely fitting that Peter cut the ribbon on his last day with us after such an incredible length of service.
Linda Schiffman, Roy Branch manager (left), and Menah Strong, chief administration officer (right), cut the ribbon to the new Bank of Utah Roy Branch.
At the opening ceremony, the first client of the company Tom Harris, who subsequently became the first Lowes consultant to work alongside founder Ken Lowes, cut the ribbon to Fernwood.
Petersen (holding scissors) enlisted the help of many colleagues, clients and friends to cut the ribbon on the new Office.
Helping to cut the ribbon at the revamped store was long-standing customer of 50 years Stanford Messam and staff member of 33 years, Candy Mclaughlin.
Delighted to welcome Chloe to Thornaby, salon owner Charlotte said: "It seemed fitting to have Chloe cut the ribbon for our opening, especially since she is in the beauty industry herself."
The final pass was to be conducted inverted, and the airplane would cut the ribbon with its vertical stabilizer.
The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, cut the ribbon to launch the former White Star Line HQ into its new role as 30 James Street - The Home of the Titanic.
WEST BOYLSTON -- The Draught House Bar & Grill was ceremoniously opened last Tuesday with a huge pair of scissors, along with a smaller pair actually sharp enough to cut the ribbon.
After the official speeches, Plevneliev and Regional Development Minister Desislava Terzieva cut the ribbon on the Trakia Highway.
Georgie Moseley cut the ribbon on a new Body Shop Pulse Boutique.
Chopra cut the ribbon at the Gitanjali Group's first multi-brand store, which is in Meena Bazaar.
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