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draw the curtain

Pull a curtain back or to one side to let in more light or to discover what is behind it. For example, The sun was so pleasant I drew the curtains. [ c. 1500 ]
Block or conceal something. For example, Let's draw the curtain over this matter; no one needs to know more. [ c. 1500 ]
Also see: draw a veil
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