drawing card


Definition of drawing card

: one that attracts attention or patronage

Examples of drawing card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The region's major drawing card is its North Woods aesthetic. Star Tribune, "Storied Gunflint Trail hints of change," 12 Feb. 2021 Unique activity gets its rules What began as an unusual drawing card for bars and taverns, basically a giant game of darts, has inevitably evolved into an actual sport with standardized rules, equipment, and governing bodies. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, "Three Minnesotans will compete at World Axe Throwing Championships," 3 Dec. 2020 The Heat are trying to show that their culture wins over all and show off as a drawing card for free agents in the future. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde10: Lopsided Vegas odds, Magic’s question for Wade - 10 reactions to Heat vs. Lakers," 28 Sep. 2020 That player will need to physically move the game pieces and draw cards for everyone so this method works best for games that don’t involve too many cards or extra pieces. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "5 Ways to Host a Virtual Game Night That's Almost as Good as The Real Thing," 6 Apr. 2020 The members of the family and their spouses sitting across from their new sister-in-law were lucky enough to draw cards like chess, or the card game Old Maid — and there was absolutely nothing sinister about it. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "Everything You Need To Know About The Crazy, Bloody Game In Ready Or Not," 24 Aug. 2019 But there’s no dice rolling in The 7th Continent (so passé in our modern board game world); each check is instead performed by drawing cards from your action deck. Aaron Zimmerman, Ars Technica, "The 7th Continent review: A board game unlike anything you’ve ever played," 7 Oct. 2017 Part of the master plan will have to take into consideration existing facilities in the business park and those located nearby in the Avondale to Westwego corridor that could act as drawing cards for new businesses and developments. Littice Bacon-blood, NOLA.com, "Who will develop Jefferson Parish's 'last frontier' of green space?," 24 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of drawing card

1886, in the meaning defined above

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26 Feb 2021

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“Drawing card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawing%20card. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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