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Difference between Draw the curtain over and Ring down the curtain on

draw the curtain over something—(also: draw the curtain on something ) refrain from discussing smth.; be secretive about smth.:

  • The current leader has been trying to draw the curtain over the events of the past decade.

ring down the curtain on something—(also: bring down the curtain on something ) cause an activity, business, etc. to come to an end:

  • Very shortly, school bells will ring down the curtain on the final term of the millennium.