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Origin of curtain raiser
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Example sentences from the Web for curtain raiser
This, to be sure, is only the curtain-raiser to the pleasures to follow.Pipefuls|Christopher Morley
The curtain-raiser was over, and very nice too; now for the drama.If Winter Comes|A.S.M. Hutchinson
On the first night performance of "The Alcade," she played in a curtain-raiser, "Bertram."Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
But if you don't know how easy it is, it looks like a curtain-raiser for manslaughter.Shorty McCabe|Sewell Ford
He almost wished he had not followed the curtain-raiser with his own stronger drama.The Big Bow Mystery|I. Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for 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.