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show-stopper

The most exceptional or memorable performance or item among others; a stand-out. Yeah, the opening act was a real show-stopper—the headlining band was disappointing in comparison! All the pieces in the designer's collection were excellent, but the wedding dress was a real show-stopper.
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CADENCE Show Stopper awards are presented by CADENCE Magazine, a leading CAD industry publication, to recognize companies whose products are pushing the CAD technology envelope forward.
After reviewing products from more than 1600 exhibitors at NDES, Cadence Magazine honored Autodesk with a Show Stopper award for the recently announced Autodesk Inventor Series.
Tempe, AZ) received the Show Stopper award at Sensors Expo and Conference, Spring 2001 in Chicago, IL, May 5-7, for their demonstration of the NSM-Series Tilt Sensor.
Cities burst with beautiful, gigantic structures; the grandly composed color scheme is only enriched, rather than dulled, by its sun- and sand-blasted qualities; and water has never been animated more effectively, whether as a tear on a mother's cheek, the Nile expelling a plague of frogs or - the show stopper - the Red Sea parting, then reforming with a mighty vengeance.
Not only did we win a Best of Sensors Expo award for our single axis miniature tilt sensor, but we also received the Show Stopper Award as voted by the attendees for the same product, it can't get any better than that.
That one, to me, is one of the main issues that can be a show stopper.
At the National Design Engineering Show (NDES) 2001 in Chicago, CADENCE magazine presented SolidWorks' collaborative tool set with its Show Stopper Award, and CADALYST magazine bestowed its Best of Show Award on the company's eDrawings product.
But none of those scenes is a show stopper, like the motorcycle chase and wind-tunnel battle of Chan's last effort, ``Operation Condor.
From the show stopper performances by Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt and brother Malachy McCourt, discussions with J.
Many of the 8,309 at the Greensboro Coliseum came to see the Ducks' high-scoring duo of Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya, but it was Burke who proved to be the game's show stopper.
But the show stopper was a bullet-riddled Los Angeles police patrol car from the North Hollywood shootout in February.
com, which was recognized with the CADENCE Show Stopper award and CADALYST Top 10 award at its launch at A/E/C SYSTEMS 2000.
This year was a real show stopper, we stopped traffic, stopped cars - and had a real old-time community fair,'' she said.
com) has won Cadence Magazine's Show Stopper Award and Silver Product of the Year from NASA Tech Briefs' Readers Choice Awards.
Later, Castle Boys defeated Habara Show Stoppers 5-3 in a tightly contested match.