bring down the curtain on something

bring down the curtain on something
bring down the curtain on something/bring the curtain down on something/mainly journalism phrase
to end something

They bring down the curtain on their African tour in Cape Town today.

Thesaurus: to bring an end to somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym
Main entry: curtain

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bring down the ˈcurtain on sth | bring the ˈcurtain down on sth idiom
to finish or mark the end of sth

His sudden decision to retire brought down the curtain on a distinguished career.

Main entry:curtainidiom

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