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Ring Down

Conclude, end at once. A theatrical phrase, alluding to the custom of ringing a bell to give notice for the fall of the curtain. Charles Dickens says, “It is time to ring down on these remarks.” (Speech at the Dramatic Fête.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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