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.
Rock music memorabilia has proven to be a major drawing card at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, which opened March 11, 2004, and which has quickly become the center for entertainment activity in Tampa Bay.
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.
The all-cash acquisition, announced Tuesday, gives Sunnyvale-based Yahoo a major drawing card as it competes against Apple Computer Inc.
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.
Hoover added, "Micron's commitment to fund scholarships for the young people Idaho business and industry need is a big step in ensuring that Idaho's workforce is a drawing card for new and existing businesses alike.
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.
It's a drawing card for people all over the world to come and see, a major meeting place for organizations, open to the public, an immaculate building.
The unprecedented Web attendance numbers at both VH1's &uot;The List&uot; and MTV's bunker event illustrate the effectiveness of well-run chat events as both a differentiator and drawing card for online community communication.
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.
Dominguez, thanks to Chandler's presence as a drawing card, traveled as much as some college teams did this season - making two separate trips to the East Coast.