drawing card
noun Date: 1886 one that attracts attention or patronage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drawing card — (USA) A famous person who attracts people to attend an event is a drawing card …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • drawing card — drawing ,card noun count AMERICAN a feature of an event that makes people want to come to it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drawing card — ☆ drawing card n. an entertainer, speaker, show, etc. that normally can be expected to draw a large audience …   English World dictionary

  • drawing card — {n.} The most important figure in a multi person event; the top entertainer during a show; the best professor or researcher at a university, etc. * /During the concert series Barbra Streisand was the biggest drawing card./ * /The biggest drawing… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drawing card — {n.} The most important figure in a multi person event; the top entertainer during a show; the best professor or researcher at a university, etc. * /During the concert series Barbra Streisand was the biggest drawing card./ * /The biggest drawing… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drawing\ card — noun the most important figure in a multi person event; the top entertainer during a show; the best professor or researcher at a university, etc. During the concert series Barbra Streisand was the biggest drawing card. The biggest drawing card at …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drawing card — entertainment to attract people, loss leader    The community hired a comedian as a drawing card for the fair …   English idioms

  • drawing card — noun 1. an entertainer who attracts large audiences he was the biggest drawing card they had • Syn: ↑draw, ↑attraction, ↑attractor, ↑attracter • Derivationally related forms: ↑attract ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • drawing card — draw′ing card n. a person or thing that attracts attention or patrons • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • drawing card — a person who or thing that attracts attention or patrons. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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