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That's a wrap

Posted by Nina on October 16, 2003

In Reply to: That's a wrap posted by Callan Bond on October 16, 2003

: Could someone help explain the phrase used by movie directors at the end of a shoot: "That's a wrap". Where does this phrase come from / what did it originally refer to? Thanks!

American Heritage says 'a wrap' is the completion of filming on a movie. It makes sense to me since 'to wrap' can generally mean to finish doing something.