make (someone's) jaw drop

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make (someone's) jaw drop

To cause someone to pause in astonishment, awe, or disbelief, especially with their mouth left open. Did you see Kathy's new dress? It's so gorgeous it made my jaw drop! That play was so amazing that it made all of our jaws drop! It made my husband's jaw drop to hear that I was leaving him.
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Specific moments in Benefits Street have made our jaws drop more than most documentary series.
I knew he was good when we played against him in Basingstoke, but when he was with Great Britain he made our jaws drop.
I chose tiramisu which, when it arrived, made our jaws drop in amazement.
At 6am, it all seemed lovely enough but it was the first sight of the famous Therapeutic Spa bedrooms that made our jaws drop.