bring down the curtain on


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

Examples of bring down the curtain on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rajapaksa’s dramatic fall from grace this summer, just three years after a sweeping victory in presidential elections, had seemed to bring down the curtain on a powerful dynasty that ran the country of 22 million for much of the past two decades. Mujib Mashal,, 3 Sep. 2022 After more than a decade, Hugh Jackman has decided to bring down the curtain on his longtime New York City triplex. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 June 2022 Designs from Armani's main line traditionally bring down the curtain on Milan's fashion week, which this season hosted mainly in-person catwalk shows rather than digital presentations, including by the likes of Prada, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Reuters, CNN, 28 Feb. 2022 Only a crazy stage manager would bring down the curtain on this brand of theater. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Oct. 2021 His eventual bowing out of the franchise didn’t bring down the curtain on it, of course. New York Times, 30 Dec. 2020

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“Bring down the curtain on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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