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A quality or feature that evokes interest or liking; an attraction.‘rookie fireball flingers are the prime drawing cards of spring baseball’
- ‘A man of mind-boggling strength and one of the sport's original super-heavyweights, the 640-pound Haystacks Calhoun was a huge drawing card in every sense of the word.’
- ‘But Haiti's biggest drawing card in attracting foreign investment is low wages.’
- ‘We're going to be the biggest drawing card in this community because, finally, the kids are getting what they really, really need.’
- ‘The drawing card at the Inn at Snakedance is a herd of Llamas, which are available for ‘Take a Llama to Lunch’ wilderness tours guided by trained naturalists.’
- ‘While fresh produce is a drawing card for many, some folks stop in for a weekly supply of luscious baked goods - breads, cookies, pies and cinnamon rolls all tempt the eye - or several bags of homemade dried noodles.’
- ‘One of Bulgaria's biggest drawing cards for Craig was something most people take for granted - seasonal change.’
- ‘Our trip underscored the extent to which the Mississippi River has become an economic development drawing card for the towns and cities along its banks.’
- ‘By far, the biggest drawing card is the historic city center, which is undergoing a face-lift.’
- ‘Knowing Panday as I do, I told everyone who cared to listen that he would do no such thing; that he would use the ‘tell all’ as a drawing card for party supporters and detractors alike, so that he could boast of having a large crowd.’
- ‘His departure will create a major void in our art scene and in the nonprofit sector that he has ever so generously supported with vibrant works that were drawing cards for countless fund-raisers.’
- ‘But cost cutting may not be the real drawing card.’
- ‘The next year, Ruth, by that time primarily an outfielder, slugged a then-record 29 home runs and was well on the way to establishing himself as baseball's best player and top drawing card.’
- ‘‘This is going to be a major drawing card for the arts district and will help define the future of downtown in a spectacular way,’ the mayor said at a press conference announcing the project.’
- ‘Typically, the tax break translates into a 5 percent to 8 percent discount on merchandise - a huge drawing card for online retailers.’
- ‘But the irony of the establishment of a column that brings out mostly negative passion in people is that it is a much better drawing card than ‘happy’ columns.’
- ‘Still, when integrity and truth take a back seat to agenda, when outrage and spite are used as drawing cards, then Blogs will never be considered any more reliable then tabloid journalism.’
- ‘Although the role of Napa County Airport as an alternative to crowded Bay Area facilities cannot be discounted, Morrison believes that the region itself is a drawing card for business aircraft.’
- ‘His efforts are among the drawing cards for this year's 2001 National Urban Forest Conference, September 5-8 at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC.’
- ‘Long after you and I are gone, schools such as Nebraska, Penn State, Texas and Michigan likely still will be strong programs and good drawing cards.’
- ‘A huge drawing card, Nagurski won the National Wrestling Association heavyweight championship in 1939 and again in 1941 before returning to the Bears in 1943.’
drawing card/ˈdrôiNG kärd/
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