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 his or her 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.
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This always makes my jaw drop open in astonishment as I envisage the hordes at the gates as joint families, relatives, friends and friends of friends make the most of this generous offer.
THE TV ad that always makes my jaw drop open is the one for the new Ford Focus.