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cut a (or the) ribbon

Definition of cut a or the ribbon in English:

Ceremonially open a building or road, typically by cutting a ribbon across the entrance: the MP cut a ribbon to mark the completion of the new bypass figurative the firm cut the ribbon on a £30 million joint venture in Beijing
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  • A long-time resident of Cullingworth, Elsie Hollingsworth, and a pupil from Cullingworth Primary School, Jessica Darnbrook, officially opened the trail by cutting a ribbon in a ceremony at the viaduct.
  • West Wiltshire MP Dr Andrew Murrison cut the ribbon to open the £475,000 building, which was jointly funded by the college and the Learning and Skills Council.
  • After a blessing by branch chaplain Father John Tyrrell, Mayor Everitt and John Gould cut the ribbon to officially open the building.
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