What is drawing card?

  • (noun): An entertainer who attracts large audiences.
    Example: "He was the biggest drawing card they had"
    Synonyms: draw, attraction, attractor, attracter
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "drawing card":

  • (noun): A featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers.
    Synonyms: loss leader, leader

Famous quotes containing the words card and/or drawing:

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    My Christian friends, in bonds of love, whose hearts in sweetest union join,
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