Cutting the long red thing

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Cutting the long red thing

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:32 pm

Hi you guys! What do you call the act of cutting the long red thing by the men in suits? People do this before starting a new construction project.

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Your answers will be highly appreciated.

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Re: Cutting the long red thing

Post by BonnieL » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:25 pm

Ribbon cutting ceremony - at least here in the US. It's also used at business openings.

I'm pretty sure that here in the US a new construction project would be heralded by a bunch of suits in hard hats digging a small, ceremonial hole.
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Re: Cutting the long red thing

Post by trolley » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:22 pm

Bonnie is right. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are used to mark the grand opening of an event, business or construction project. It celebrates the completion of the project rather than the start of it. The start of a construction project is often marked by a "ground-breaking" or "sod-turning" event as Bonnie describes.
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Re: Cutting the long red thing

Post by BonnieL » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:07 pm

Thanks, Trolley. For the life of me I wasn't able to remember the term "ground-breaking!" :D
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