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show-stopper

The most exceptional or memorable performance or item among others; a stand-out. Yeah, the opening act was a real show-stopper—the headlining band was disappointing in comparison! All the pieces in the designer's collection were excellent, but the wedding dress was a real show-stopper.
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Very familiar voice with present-day generation of music listeners Quratul Ain Blaoch was the show-stopper of the collection, who papered on stage with all her glamour and charm.
The song now serves as the climactic closing number of FREE YOURSELF, which also includes another memorable Idol show-stopper, the Gershwins' "Summertime.
Television stars including Gaurav Chopra and Mouni Roy are slated to be his show-stoppers.
We have been overwhelmed by their endorsement of the proposal, and we would like to thank all those companies and individuals who contributed their expertise to the process of crafting this change and thinking through potential implications and eliminating potential show-stoppers," he said.
Articulate, remarkable numbers like ``Paranoid Android'' and ``Karma Police,'' both from ``OK Computer,'' were show-stoppers, delivered with passion and precision from what has become the most interesting and witty guitar band on the planet.
The PATROL KM for NetWare employs intelligent agent software that "learns" the NetWare server environment to alert administrators to impending problems and correct them before they become show-stoppers.
In a production made up of show-stoppers, ``Santa's Workshop'' stands out, particularly the r&b-flavored singing-and-dancing poinsettias and Christmas trees.
James tells all about it in her autobiography, but all you've got to do is hear her deliver the goods on such sassy show-stoppers as ``I'd Rather Go Blind,'' ``Sugar on the Floor'' or ``Security'' to get the whole story.
In addition to several of Lasser's songs (which were posthumously released on Mason's second CD, ``Better Days''), a Mason cabaret program typically includes standards like Johnny Mercer's ``I Want to Be Around,'' playfully nimble ditties like Babbie Green's ``I Wish'' and fervid show-stoppers such as the plaintive ``As If We Never Said Goodbye.
Two pieces of statuary - the Statue of Liberty and the marble depiction of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Monument - promise to be show-stoppers.
The Los Angeles International Fern Society will discuss ``Preparing Your Plants for the Fern Show'' and present Mike Moody, Lois Rossten and Don Wood demonstrating how they turn their plants into show-stoppers and trophy winners, 7:30 p.