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
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The dark shadow was Princess Mary, who had come up to the cot with noiseless steps, lifted the curtain, and dropped it again behind her.
As she lifted the curtain to look out into the dreary night, the moon broke suddenly from behind the clouds and shone upon her like a bright, benignant face, which seemed to whisper in the silence," Be comforted, dear soul!
He lifted the curtain, paused--and turned to the prince.
Durrani lifted the curtain on some of the events that happened during the PPP's third tenure.
BIRMINGHAM Repertory Theatre has lifted the curtain on PS2.5 million plans for a major new look and insists the the scheme is 'necessary to remain financially sustainable'.
Nearly two years after Lombard voters approved a tax increase for a new library, officials have lifted the curtain on the latest design of the proposed facility.
While Islamophobia was alive and well during the Obama era, Trump has lifted the curtain of political correctness that kept it hidden and difficult to detect.
Prime Minister Hun Sen lifted the curtain on some of his own political strategies on Wednesday, when he said his criticisms of minor party leaders in the past week drew attention away from the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
He said if the PML-N lifted the curtain on what had been happening in Islamabad for the past four years there would be nothing left for its nemesis to do politics on.
The industry's radio industry trade association on Thursday (1/25) lifted the curtain on GoCart , described as "a mobile-first, e-Commerce product for RAB Members and their local advertisers."
NNA - President of the Republic Michel Aoun deemed Saturday that "violence against women is a kind of barbarism that man has not yet been able to get rid of," considering that it was the result of "human conscience absence." Aoun's words came during the inauguration ceremony this afternoon where he lifted the curtain off the memorial statue for women victims of domestic violence, placed on the intersection leading to the Presidential Palace in Baabda.
"I lifted the curtain - our bedroom overlooks that area - and the back of the house was in flames.
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Reigning champions Bayern Munich lifted the curtain on the new season on Friday with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen.
At times you almost felt you were intruding into the warts-and-all story as he lifted the curtain on the fall-outs, drugs and his brother's cross dressing and bisexuality.