Definition of bring down the curtain on in English:

bring down the curtain on

phrase

  • Bring to an end.

    ‘her decision brought down the curtain on a glittering 30-year career’
    • ‘Today, over coffee before work, I finally brought down the curtain on a very low period in my life.’
    • ‘At worst November 26 will be a night for those seven brave souls to bring down the curtain on what was a marvellous season for Waterford hurling.’
    • ‘The win brought down the curtain on the Irish tour and, indeed their season, with a trip that included a shoddy 45-16 defeat at the hands of Australia and an unspectacular 40-19 victory over Tonga.’
    • ‘That brought down the curtain on the scoring, but there was still another highly entertaining 45 minutes to come.’
    • ‘Mr B. insisted he had no personal recollection of dealing with the case but added he would not hide behind civil servants and accepted full responsibility himself - bringing down the curtain on an exceptional political career.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, two goals in the last minute brought down the curtain on an amazing 1-1 draw between Montrose and Brechin City at Links Park.’
    • ‘A dismal week for Wales brought down the curtain on the era of that great player, but who will replace him?’
    • ‘Much further north - as far as you can go in racing terms - Perth brings down the curtain on its three-day festival with a competitive programme.’
    • ‘York brings down the curtain on its 2000 campaign this weekend with a three-day meeting, which starts tomorrow and reaches a climax on Saturday with the £30,000 Coral Eurobet Sprint Trophy.’
    • ‘Its findings might be that bit easier to live with if we at least knew that it was bringing down the curtain on a particularly distasteful chapter in Irish politics.’
    • ‘The club's longest-serving player will bring down the curtain on 11 years at Valley Parade.’
    • ‘The recent death of the Olympian has brought down the curtain on a great life.’
    • ‘I think it was quite fitting that Blackburn Rovers brought down the curtain on this season with a goalless draw at Tottenham on Sunday.’
    • ‘‘There are places that have meant more to me than Trieste,’ says Morris, bringing down the curtain on her glittering career.’
    • ‘He has plenty of time on his hands now that Sheffield Wednesday have brought down the curtain on his injury-ravaged four-year spell at Hillsborough.’
    • ‘It brought down the curtain on a York career which began in 1991 after he signed from New Earswick All Blacks.’
    • ‘Her farewell brings down the curtain on a 42-year career in the NHS - all of it spent in Bradford - which began as a nurse cadet in 1960 and ended as assistant director of training and development.’
    • ‘Dunn finally brought down the curtain on his Rovers career last night after agreeing a £5.5 million club-record move to the Midlands club.’
    • ‘The veteran defender recently brought down the curtain on an 11-year association with the Bantams but don't expect him to be putting his feet up.’
    • ‘A huge crowd packed into Mullaghmore on Sunday for the annual All-Ireland Donkey Derby, which brought down the curtain on the very successful Lobster Festival.’