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show-stopper

[shoh-stop-er] /ˈʃoʊˌstɒp ər/
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
1945-1950
1945-50
Related forms
show-stopping, showstopping, adjective
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