the curtain comes down on


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

Examples of the curtain comes down on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The yawning gap has been transformed into a substantial surplus — more than $5 billion in the last fiscal year — and the curtain comes down on that year’s budget drama. Michael Mulgrew, New York Daily News, 22 Jan. 2024 This is where the curtain comes down on a 17-year story? Nick Baumgartner and Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, 14 Jan. 2024 On March 12, once the curtain comes down on the 95th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, the must-stop afterparty will just be getting started for Oscar nominees — winners and losers alike. Gregg Kilday, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Mar. 2023 So, as the curtain comes down on TIFF, here’s a look back at the major trends and takeaways from the 10-day festival. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 15 Sep. 2022 This vacuum in the rulebook has even raised speculation that teams might gamble to seize the yellow jersey this weekend in the Pyrenees, just in case the curtain comes down on Monday. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 5 Sep. 2020

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“The curtain comes down on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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