drawing card


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drawing card

Someone used to attract a crowd to an event. Bill Gates was definitely the drawing card for the computer security conference this year.
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drawing card

Fig. an attraction that helps bring patrons to a place of entertainment. The comedian was a real drawing card at the night club.
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drawing card

A feature or event that attracts a large audience. For example, This Italian tenor is always a good drawing card. Card in this idiom refers to a large poster containing an advertisement for something, often some sort of entertainment. [Late 1800s]
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The accumulation of incidents, time frames, characters, and allusions in Drawing Card may bewilder some readers.
Access to both Route 17 and Interstate 84 is Crystal Run's big drawing card for professional service firms," said James T.
What they have in mind is making the waterfront an even bigger drawing card by creating a gathering place for festival-goers, vendors and tourists.
And, apart from Mikhail Baryshnikov, the former ballet superstar who is the company's chief drawing card, there is no permanent corps of dancers.
The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area is a major drawing card in a budding local ecotourism industry that attracts people interested in desert ecology.
The abundance of wood waste in the Hearst area was a major drawing card in their site search, says Daniel Sigouin, general manager of the Hearst Economic Development Corporation.
Safety was the drawing card, and the rest of the offerings seemed pretty lightweight," says George Hopper, Extension forest specialist with the University of Tennessee.
With many empty downtown storefronts and few small businesses popping up, Nipigon officials have been working with Thunder Bay consultants to develop a Paddle to the Sea park as a major tourism drawing card as part of the downtown revitalization project.
Officials with the Town of Fort Frances are hopeful the addition of a condominium along the town's waterfront will act as a drawing card to attract new residents to the area.