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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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Renowned cricketer Wasim Akram walked the ramp as a showstopper in black sherwani.
On the first day of the fashion show, actress Kangana Ranaut walked the ramp as a showstopper for designer Anju Modi.
It might not be everyone's it might not be everyone's idea of a showstopper but idea of a showstopper but as soon as radio as soon as radio presenter and petrolhead Chris Evans saw this car, he was smitten.
Showpieces: A comet that attracts wide attention or admiration, though perhaps not quite that of a showstopper. Garden variety: A comet that is unexceptional in the sense that it either faded very rapidly or didn't "stand out" compared to a showstopper or showpiece.
Some might think Comet Ikeya-Seki was unworthy of being called a showstopper because it was always low to the horizon from mid-northern latitudes and was difficult to see east of the Mississippi River because of a persistent spell of hazy weather.
Should Hale-Bopp qualify as a showstopper because so many people saw it?
Mamta walked in with aplomb expecting applause, as befits a showstopper.
Model turned actress, Mugdha Godse, walked as a showstopper for the designers.