drawing card definition by Webster's New World
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an entertainer, speaker, show, etc. that normally can be expected to draw a large audience
drawing card definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An attraction drawing large audiences.
drawing card - Phrases/Idioms
A feature or event that attracts a large audience. For example, This Italian tenor is always a good drawing card. Card in this idiom refers to a large poster containing an advertisement for something, often some sort of entertainment. [Late 1800s]