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draw the curtain

1. To open a curtain in order to see or reveal what is behind it. Please draw the curtain so we can get some more sunlight in here.
2. To conceal something; to keep something a secret. The police have been accused of drawing a curtain on the officer's alleged involvement with the teenager's murder.
See also: curtain, draw

draw the curtain

1. Pull a curtain back or to one side to let in more light or to discover what is behind it. For example, The sun was so pleasant I drew the curtains. [c. 1500]
2. Block or conceal something. For example, Let's draw the curtain over this matter; no one needs to know more. [c. 1500] Also see draw a veil.
See also: curtain, draw
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Drawing the curtain down, Felix Mensah Anang-La warned that the Assembly was prepared to enforce its sanitation by-laws to the letter, therefore, residents and visitors to the area should be warned.
The veteran striker will leave the club in the summer when his contract ends, drawing the curtain on a first-team career that began more than 12 years ago.
Wenger will leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season, drawing the curtain on his 21-year reign.
FRANCESCO TOTTI admits he's "afraid" of what the future holds after drawing the curtain on 25 glorious years with Roma.
Lebanese star Dolly Shahine is drawing the curtain on her singing career to dedicate her life to Jesus and her family.
Other scientists have said it's the chimney effect: as hot air in the shower rises, cool air outside the shower rushes in to fill the void, drawing the curtain with it.
Wolves now travel east to face runaway champions Ipswich tonight before drawing the curtain down on their Elite League programme with a Midland derby at Coventry on Saturday.
Drawing the curtains in empty rooms to help reduce the heat radiation through your windows will keep your home cooler.
Mumbai: The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) dismissed Cyrus Mistry's plea challenging his removal as Tata Sons chairman, drawing the curtains on an 18-months long feud.
He says he learned of his sacking moments after reporting to work on Monday when Kenya Re board chairman David Kemei asked him to leave, drawing the curtains on his over two decades stay at the reinsurance agency.The board in a statement said the CEO was shown the door to pave the way for fresh blood to steer the business.
"These include wearing several thin layers of clothing, having more milk and dairy to boost the immune system and drawing the curtains to keep the heat in."
Technology is enabling people who are unable to use their arms and hands to still have some independence in their homes - controlling central heating, drawing the curtains, and opening doors simply by talking to a computer.
"I would continue to remind people about the importance of keeping their properties secure and the measures they can take, such as locking doors, leaving lights on and drawing the curtains."
House steward Sash Giles has the key to the Birmingham Door; Drawing the curtains in the entrance; A Bible in the entrance hall; Identity covering cards for the rooms
The security advice to householders in-cludes making sure all doors, windows, sheds and garages are locked, closing garden and driveway gates, drawing the curtains in the house and leave a light on.