show-stopper

or show·stop·per

[ shoh-stop-er ]
/ ˈʃoʊˌstɒp ər /

noun

Theater. a performer or performance that wins enthusiastic or prolonged applause.
a spectacularly arresting or appealing person or thing: This bright plaid suit is a real show-stopper.

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Origin of show-stopper

First recorded in 1945–50

OTHER WORDS FROM show-stopper

show-stop·ping, show·stop·ping, adjective

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