a curtain, often used as an act curtain, designed to be drawn aside and up to give a festooned or draped effect.
WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Origin of tableau curtain
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby tableau curtain
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