Show stopper

show-stopper

[shoh-stop-er]
noun
1.
Theater. a performer or performance that wins enthusiastic or prolonged applause.
2.
a spectacularly arresting or appealing person or thing: This bright plaid suit is a real show-stopper.
Also, showstopper.


Origin:
1945–50

show-stopping, showstopping, adjective
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show stopper
 
n
informal a stage act, etc, that receives so much applause as to interrupt the performance

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