the curtain comes down on

Definition of the curtain comes down on

  1. :  the end comes to (something, such as a career) The curtain came down on his film career after a lifetime in show business.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  window drapery

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

  1. :  to furnish with or as if with curtains

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

comeplay comes
  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  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

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

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

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

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

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

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down


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