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slang A US Marine. Please, I'm no bullet-stopper—I was in the Air Force.
slang A bra. I always feel pretty smooth when I can unhook a flopper-stopper with one hand.
put a stopper on (something)
To stop, cease, or conclude something. I'm going to put a stopper on the corruption in this department once and for all! I wish my sisters would put a stopper on their bickering and just be civil to one another!
put the stopper on (something)
To stop, cease, or conclude something. I'm going to put the stopper on the corruption in this department once and for all! I wish my sisters would put the stopper on their bickering and just be civil to one another!
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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put a (or the) stopper oncause something to end or become quiet.
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n. a U.S. Marine. (From the Persian Gulf War.) About a dozen bullet-stoppers came into the bar and the army guys tried to start a fight.
n. a brassiere. She’s very shy. She won’t even hang her flopper-stoppers out on the line to dry.
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