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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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The decision draws the curtain on a career that saw him play for Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Hannover 96, Leeds and VfL Bochum before ending in Finland.
PARIS: By making CARLA BRUNI France's new first lady, President NICOLAS SARKOZY draws the curtain on a paparazzi-fuelled soap opera that has played havoc with his image at home and abroad.
Westovian Theatre Society draws the curtain on its current season this week with `Allo `Allo.
By focusing appropriately on the final, monumental scene, Sallis brings to light "the shining of theatre in theatre," much in the same way that Paulina draws the curtain aside to reveal a special truth of art to Leontes - and to those of us in the theatre, and also in the imagined "Theatre of Stone" (145).
The Swede wrote in his autobiography: "If Mourinho lights up a room, Pep Guardiola draws the curtains. Mourinho would become a guy I was basically willing to die for."
Meanwhile Wrexham loses vital school crossing patrols, closes five toilet blocks, shuts playgrounds, no doubt fencing them off at great cost in order to prevent being sued for accidental falls off those springy things, draws the curtains permanently on three libraries, puts school meals on a wartime footing, recycles your subsidised bus pass and shaves just 1.7% off payroll costs.
If Mourinho lights up a room, Guardiola draws the curtains. I guessed that Guardiola was trying to match up to him.
Lee Hadwin, a 36-year-old 'sleepwalking artist', says his creative skills kick in when he draws the curtains at night, but he can never remember working on the sketches he produces.