bring down the curtain on

idiom
variants: or bring the curtain down on
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bring down the curtain on

:to bring an end to (something, such as a career)
  • His injury brought the curtain down on his remarkable sports career.

Word by Word Definitions

bring play
  1. : to convey, lead, carry, or cause to come along with one toward the place from which the action is being regarded

  2. : to cause to be, act, or move in a special way: such as

  3. : attract

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome

curtain play
  1. : a hanging screen usually capable of being drawn back or up

  2. : a device or agency that conceals or acts as a barrier — compare iron curtain

  3. : the part of a bastioned front that connects two neighboring bastions

  1. : to furnish with or as if with curtains

  2. : to veil or shut off with or as if with a curtain


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