ring up the curtain


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ring up the curtain (on something)

1. To begin or commence (something). It's time to ring up 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 ring up the curtain.
2. To make (something) publicly known; to reveal or disclose the truth (about something). In an attempt to head off a public relations disaster regarding his acceptance of donations, the governor decided to ring up the curtain at a press conference.
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ring up the curtain

To begin a performance, event, or action.
See also: curtain, ring, up