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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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Very familiar voice with present-day generation of music listeners Quratul Ain Blaoch was the show-stopper of the collection, who papered on stage with all her glamour and charm.
Television stars including Gaurav Chopra and Mouni Roy are slated to be his show-stoppers.
Articulate, remarkable numbers like ``Paranoid Android'' and ``Karma Police,'' both from ``OK Computer,'' were show-stoppers, delivered with passion and precision from what has become the most interesting and witty guitar band on the planet.
In a production made up of show-stoppers, ``Santa's Workshop'' stands out, particularly the r&b-flavored singing-and-dancing poinsettias and Christmas trees.
James tells all about it in her autobiography, but all you've got to do is hear her deliver the goods on such sassy show-stoppers as ``I'd Rather Go Blind,'' ``Sugar on the Floor'' or ``Security'' to get the whole story.
In addition to several of Lasser's songs (which were posthumously released on Mason's second CD, ``Better Days''), a Mason cabaret program typically includes standards like Johnny Mercer's ``I Want to Be Around,'' playfully nimble ditties like Babbie Green's ``I Wish'' and fervid show-stoppers such as the plaintive ``As If We Never Said Goodbye.
Two pieces of statuary - the Statue of Liberty and the marble depiction of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Monument - promise to be show-stoppers.
The Los Angeles International Fern Society will discuss ``Preparing Your Plants for the Fern Show'' and present Mike Moody, Lois Rossten and Don Wood demonstrating how they turn their plants into show-stoppers and trophy winners, 7:30 p.