(one's) jaw drops

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(one's) jaw drops

One shows utter shock or great surprise, especially upon learning unexpected news. Our jaws dropped when we found out how much they were paying in rent. Oh my gosh, I can't believe you're going to have a baby! My jaw is dropping!
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your ˈjaw drops

your mouth opens because you are very surprised: When they told her that she had won a million dollars, her jaw dropped in amazement. ▶ ˈjaw-dropping adj.: Taking the desert road was a jaw-dropping experience.
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References in classic literature ?
And then, all of a sudden, he stopped, and his jaw dropped as though he had remembered something.
But his jaw dropped and he regarded her irritably and with apprehension.
The fellow, instead of approaching, merely stood and stared; his eyes bulging and his jaw dropped.
The treasure is hidden in--' At this instant a horrible change came over his expression; his eyes stared wildly, his jaw dropped, and he yelled, in a voice which I can never forget,