ring up the curtain
phrasal to begin a performance or an action

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  • Ring Up the Curtain — Infobox Film name = Ring Up the Curtain image size = caption = director = Alfred J. Goulding producer = Hal Roach writer = narrator = starring = Harold Lloyd music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released = 27 April, 1919 runtime = 12… …   Wikipedia

  • ring up the curtain — phrasal 1. a. : to give the signal for raising the curtain in a theater or auditorium b. : to raise the curtain in a theater or auditorium 2. : to begin a performance or action * * * ring up the curtain 1. To give the signal for raising the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ring up the curtain — ► ring down (or up) the curtain 1) lower (or raise) a theatre curtain. 2) mark the end (or beginning) of something. Main Entry: ↑ring …   English terms dictionary

  • ring up the curtain — idi a) to start a performance or action b) to raise or open the curtain in front of a stage …   From formal English to slang

  • ring down the curtain — ► ring down (or up) the curtain 1) lower (or raise) a theatre curtain. 2) mark the end (or beginning) of something. Main Entry: ↑ring …   English terms dictionary

  • ring down the curtain — phrasal 1. a. : to give the signal for lowering the curtain in a theater or auditorium b. : to lower the curtain in a theater or auditorium 2. : to conclude a performance or action this sorry episode rang down the curtain on what was planned to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ring down (or up) the curtain — 1》 lower (or raise) a theatre curtain. 2》 mark the end (or beginning) of something. → ring …   English new terms dictionary

  • ring — ring1 [riŋ] vi. rang or Now Chiefly Dial. rung, rung, ringing [ME ringen < OE hringan < IE echoic base * ker > RAVEN1, CREAK, L corvus, crow] 1. to give forth a clear, resonant sound when struck or otherwise caused to vibrate, as a bell …   English World dictionary

  • ring — Ⅰ. ring [1] ► NOUN 1) a small circular band, typically of precious metal, worn on a finger. 2) a circular band, object, or mark. 3) an enclosed space in which a sport, performance, or show takes place. 4) a group of people or things arranged in a …   English terms dictionary

  • ring — ring1 ringless, adj. ringlike, adj. /ring/, n., v., ringed, ringing. n. 1. a typically circular band of metal or other durable material, esp. one of gold or other precious metal, often set with gems, for wearing on the finger as an ornament, a… …   Universalium

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