(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.
See also: drop, jaw
References in classic literature ?
I think my jaw dropped. I know Peter's and Felix's did.
"That's how many times my jaw dropped. Season 7 is gonna be something," he continued.
"Then all of a sudden I realized, 'Hey, I remember this.' When I saw the results of the test, my jaw dropped. Chip was in the driveway about to leave when I called him back and said, 'We're pregnant!' He was so excited.
When I hit page 31 my jaw dropped, I started muttering incoherently, and all hell broke loose on the home front.
My jaw dropped when I saw pictures of Ali Lohan, the 15-year-old sister of actress Lindsay Lohan, with what looked like a dodgy trout pout.
When my name came up I just sat there and my jaw dropped - it's a big achievement playing against Newcastle in the first game of the season at home."
My jaw dropped when I saw the 6ft beefcake in the flesh and I swear there was chemistry between us.
I just received my July issue, and my jaw dropped to see the ad on page twenty-three.