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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And to hear that it even happened at a time when his wife of 34 years has thyroid cancer just makes your jaw drop to the floor.
And most don't know that the PPFA people the Center for Medical Progress spoke with are so utterly devoid of basic human empathy, they made statements so cavalier it makes your jaw drop.
If the discussion makes your jaw drop, then there's a good chance you are being underpaid," he says.
But it's the hotel's room with a view that makes your jaw drop.
Days when you drive down the side of Lake Zurich and the azure of the water against the chalet-dotted backdrop of the mountains makes your jaw drop.
Nature journal: "The way it's designed makes your jaw drop.
The way the mechanics are designed makes your jaw drop.
JUST occasionally,in amid the blizzard of health stories which appear every day,one comes along which genuinely makes your jaw drop.
All the "real" footage that follows is not quite as dizzying, but it still makes your jaw drop a few times over.
The tricks, manipulations and moving of goalposts by Tony Blair in order to subvert democracy and stop Ken Livingstone being elected a Labour candidate are so disgraceful that it makes your jaw drop.
In the circumstances, it makes your jaw drop to read that he made Chantal promise never to get fat.
Arshavin belongs to a rare breed of men - alongside Cantona and Le Tissier - who neutrals would pay good money to watch, simply because, two or three times in any match, they will do something with a football that makes your jaw drop to the floor.