make (someone's) jaw drop

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make (someone's) jaw drop

To cause someone to pause in astonishment, awe, or disbelief, especially with their mouth left open. Did you see Kathy's new dress? It's so gorgeous it made my jaw drop! That play was so amazing that it made all of our jaws drop! It made my husband's jaw drop to hear that I was leaving him.
See also: drop, jaw, make
References in classic literature ?
And this, if you please, this is what Ben Weatherstaff beheld and which made his jaw drop.
BRENDAN Coyle says the scripts for the new series of Downton Abbey made his jaw drop as he learned of his character's fate.
He had never heard of the IRA or the Troubles or Bloody Sunday and the idea that such chaos was among us for years as part of our everyday existence made his jaw drop.