CAN YOU FEEL THE WEAL WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ?
Origin of curtain raiser
Words nearby curtain raiser
Idioms and Phrases with curtain raiser
Preliminary event, as in This limited attack on the chairman is just a curtain raiser for the concerted effort to oust him. This term literally refers to a short play or skit presented before the main theatrical production. It began to be transferred to other preliminaries about 1940.