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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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Star of the show: Cian Simmons cuts the ribbon at Northern House School yesterday
BIG DAY: Suzanne Collins with daughter Mya cuts the ribbon and declares the new centre open
Customer Sandra Durrans cuts the ribbon with Moin Valli to open his new opticians |premises in the former Red Lion pub at Lockwood, with senior optometrist Russell Ramsden and manager Julie Philliskirk
DOORS OPEN: Cll Charles Rooney, right, cuts the ribbon with TJ Hughes chairman Dharam Juneja at the store gazettelive.
Grand opening: Father Francis Dickinson cuts the ribbon as the shop, above and left, attracts shoppers.
Campbell today cuts the ribbon and unveils the company's new worldwide headquarters building in Campbell, California.
WATER WORLD: Kirklees Mayor Clr Martyn Bolt cuts the ribbon to officially open the Shepley Spring site at Kirkburton watched by operations director Charles Smith, technical director Jason Barlow, managing director James Smith and employees
IT'S GREAT UP HERE: Cllr John McPartland, right, says the Big Wheel, left, is an experience people will never forget Picture by DOUG MOODY VIP TICKET TO RIDE: Anya Robinson, six, cuts the ribbon with TFM's Wayne Allen, right, before taking to a pod with nana Barbara Robinson, above Pictures by IAN COOPER
Elaine Carr cuts the ribbon in front of shoppers with (right) head of retail Janice Smith and volunteer Paulette Bagley.