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noun Australian informal
a controversial current-affairs issue
a social gaffe
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Word Origin for barbecue stopper
C21: coined by John Howard; from the notion that such a discussion is likely to interrupt a barbecue with loud debate
Words nearby barbecue stopper
barb bolt, barbe, barbecue, barbecue pit, barbecue sauce, barbecue stopper, barbed, barbed tributary, barbed wire, barbed-wire grass, barbel
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