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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 catwalk on the ramp of Umsha collection was pleasing to eye and also pleasing on ears as the background music of the collection was based on Abida Parveen's magical voice Ghoom Charkra, the ever-charming Saba Qamar was the show-stopper of this collection.
"There have been several 'show-stoppers' in this project along the way, but there are none now," says the Princeton astrophysicist.
MODEL AMBITION Jacob Hawley-Cottage and Georgie Leaman SHOW-STOPPERS Hotspur Primary School children wait to watch the show SHOW-STOPPERS Hotspur Primary School children wait to watch the show
These three starlets are expected to be the show-stoppers for various shows.
The Music and Melody 2009 event, organised by Show-stoppers! Musical Events, will bring together performers from across the city.
The themed party nights in the hotel's ballroom are being staged on December 13 and 14, when there will be a barn dance and on December 18 and 19 with show-stoppers evenings.
Slower numbers such as Diamonds On The Inside and Waiting On An Angel were show-stoppers before Harper ended with With My Own Two Hands.
SHOW-STOPPERS: London's Docklands Arena has hosted major concerts by bands such as Westlife, seen here performing during the Smash Hit Awards show at the venue - but now an Irish property company wants to knock it down
SHOW-STOPPERS: Models on the catwalk wearing some of the dazzling bridal wear at the ECHO's Confetti wedding show
But there's always the problem of knowing which are the best ones to choose - the real show-stoppers.
The Jim Culloty bandwagon rolled out another three show-stoppers at Ascot.
SHOW-STOPPERS: Thomas Burgess, four, tries out the bagpipes played by his bandsman uncle Gary Burgess, while a daredevil Flying Gunners rider leaps a line of cars Pictures: FRANK LOUGHLIN