(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!
See also: drop, jaw
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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.
See also: drop, jaw
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And Michael's jaw dropped down, his throat vibrated, his forefeet made restless little movements as if in the body he were running, as truly he was running in the mind, back to Steward, back through all the ages to the lost pack, and with the shadowy lost pack itself across the snowy wastes and through the forest aisles in the hunt of the meat.
Michael's jaw dropped and his forefeet began their restless lifting after several measures had been played.
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. And then another savage face appeared, and a third and fourth and fifth, craning their necks over the shoulders of their fellows whom they could not pass upon the narrow ledge.
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,
The jaw dropped, the upper lip lifted, and two rows of tobacco-discoloured teeth appeared.
Billy's jaw dropped at the smashing newness of the idea.
The trainer's jaw dropped as he listened to what followed, for from the lips of the Englishman flowed the gutturals of an ape that were answered in kind by the huge anthropoid that now clung to him.
The eyes were widely dilated and the lower jaw dropped in an expression of surprise and awe.
I think my jaw dropped. I know Peter's and Felix's did.
Mr Kibble had staggered up, with his lower jaw dropped, catching Potterson by the shoulder, and pointing to the half-door.
Little Penn's jaw dropped. "Tweren't none o' his fault," snapped Uncle Salters.
But how much greater was his horror, when the phantom taking off the bandage round its head, as if it were too warm to wear indoors, its lower jaw dropped down upon its breast!
"That's how many times my jaw dropped. Season 7 is gonna be something," he continued.