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or show·stop·per

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  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.
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Origin of show-stopper

First recorded in 1945–50
Related formsshow-stop·ping, show·stop·ping, adjective
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Related Words for showstopper

stoppage, lag, setback, moratorium, postponement, suspension, problem, wait, holdup, obstruction, check, reprieve, surcease, holding, lingering, filibuster, tie-up, remission, stop, detention

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