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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LAHORE -- The three-day Hum Bridal Fashion Week concluded on Sunday amidst a lot of colour, music, charm, celebrity show-stoppers, cool collections and magnetism laced with brilliance and quality.
But everyone was holding out for show-stopper Robbie.
Most of the company's satirical numbers consist of swaggering show-stopper cliches trotted out uncritically by a cast combining men dressed en travesti with classically credentialed, mugging ladies.
BOTTOMS UP Model bares all yesterday at London Fashion Week Picture: REX FEATURES; NETTED Mesh cardigan; SHOW-STOPPER Peaches Geldof
His injury is not a show-stopper and the game will go ahead.
Black countertops will anchor the room and, paired with chrome accessories, will make your kitchen a show-stopper.
As Morton mum-of-two Brenda will get to show off her voice in a range of numbers including the show-stopper When You're Good To Mama.
Garry Shandling: His monologue was hit-and-miss, but presented the show-stopper at the outset: Riffing on the Madonna/Britney Spears kiss, he was interrupted by Brad Garrett, who planted a deep, long smooch on Shandling.
Also a show-stopper was Humphrey's "Variations and Conclusion" from New Dance, set to a sweeping score by Wallingford Riegger.
Tonight's show-stopper was shot on the banks of the River Severn in Gloucestershire one November evening as the sky was filled with a swirling cloud of hundreds of thousands of starlings.
3 -- color) A dainty tilt-top tea table is the show-stopper at The Antique Store on Sherman Way.