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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If the discussion makes your jaw drop, then there's a good chance you are being underpaid," he says.
But it's the hotel's room with a view that makes your jaw drop.
Days when you drive down the side of Lake Zurich and the azure of the water against the chalet-dotted backdrop of the mountains makes your jaw drop.
Nature journal: "The way it's designed makes your jaw drop.
The way the mechanics are designed makes your jaw drop.
The way the mechanics are designed just makes your jaw drop.
JUST occasionally,in amid the blizzard of health stories which appear every day,one comes along which genuinely makes your jaw drop.
The tricks, manipulations and moving of goalposts by Tony Blair in order to subvert democracy and stop Ken Livingstone being elected a Labour candidate are so disgraceful that it makes your jaw drop.
In the circumstances, it makes your jaw drop to read that he made Chantal promise never to get fat.
Every now and then a game comes along that makes your jaw drop to the floor in disbelief.