show-stopper

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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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In the Main category, Nuvem will play against Habara Show Stoppers at 10.
But no one seemed to care in the past so much so that every other designer presenting the collection on the runway had some one or the other appearing as show stopper.
The West End Show Stoppers - a group of seven professional singers from Birmingham - will perform the show at Solihull Arts Complex on Sunday, February 17.
Catwalk show stoppers are strutting their stuff at one of the fashion highlights of the year.
Enjoy our Christmas festivities by joining us for a Themed Party Night in our ballroom on December 13 and 14 for a barn dance or on December 18 and 19 for a Show Stoppers evening.
The ACPE Web lecture "primed the pump by getting me thinking about reasonable trade offs and clarified the issues that are show stoppers.
The show itself will go on stage at New Brighton's Floral Pavilion Theatre in late October, although before then there will be another centenary show - A Century of Show Stoppers - at the same venue on April 28 and 29.
Candy Mitchell, owner of Show Stoppers in Sault Ste.
Hurley's dresses have been show stoppers at many of Grant's premieres, including the Notting Hill event at which she upstaged Hollywood star Julia Roberts.