lift the curtain (on something)

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lift the curtain (on something)

1. To begin or commence (something). It's time to lift the curtain on this new project, everyone, so let's not waste any time! After a few delays, the construction crew was finally ready to lift the curtain.
2. To make (something) publicly known; to reveal or disclose the details or truth (about something). In an attempt to head off a public relations disaster regarding his drug use as a college student, the governor decided to lift the curtain at a press conference. I think we had better lift the curtain on our privacy policy if we want consumers to feel secure buying our software.
See also: curtain, lift
References in classic literature ?
She is almost a child herself, and the little pink round things will hang about her like florets round the central flower; and the husband will look on, smiling benignly, able, whenever he chooses, to withdraw into the sanctuary of his wisdom, towards which his sweet wife will look reverently, and never lift the curtain. It is a marriage such as they made in the golden age, when the men were all wise and majestic and the women all lovely and loving.
Sisi lift the curtain on the memorial plaque due to be placed at the premises of the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Scott Ruscoe, who is currently in Kosovo on a scouting trip for the Saints' Champions League first qualifying round opponents, will see his side lift the curtain on another title defence on Friday, August 16 (7.45pm kick-off).
"That is going to take some time to get right, but we didn't want to wait to begin to lift the curtain on the finances of our office."
Starting at 8pm, the hypnotist will showcase his finely-tuned psychic abilities to lift the curtain on the paranormal and take the audience on a journey through the veil of time.
The internet changed that and, for our latestAnfield+ podcast on the LFC ECHO app, we lift the curtain to reveal how we cover the Reds -- and the Blues -- in the social media age.
Ropes and stakes have replaced heavy-duty fencing to lift the curtain on display gardens that will soon be planted with new annuals and perennials.
She also said Russia has "an illegitimate" chemical program, not reported to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), urging Moscow to lift the curtain of its secret chemical activities.
'Political powers should not be pushed against the wall,' he said when asked about ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's threat that he would lift the curtain on 'what has been happening in Islamabad for the past four years'.
The former premier has threatened to lift the curtain on 'what has been happening in Islamabad for the past four years if they do not stop their propaganda', a reference to elements in the establishment.
The former premier also threatened to lift the curtain on what has been happening in Islamabad for the past four years if"they"do not stop their"propaganda".
The idea was to "lift the curtain about how skis and snowboards are made," he says, by marrying manufacturing with retail.
Sir Michael Barber, Pearsons Chief Education Advisor, said: "Truly understanding access in higher education is much more than simply knowing the overall percentage of a population participating, With this report, the authors have begun to lift the curtain on what we really know about who is participating in HE, particularly with regard to underrepresented populations.
WASPS pick up where they left off tomorrow when Aviva Premiership runners-up Exeter lift the curtain up on a new league season at the Ricoh (3.00pm).
They show off for Valerie, puncture Finbar's smug veneer and lift the curtain on life in Celtic Tiger Ireland while joshing about betting tips.