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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.

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!
See also: on, put, stopper

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!
See also: on, put, stopper

put a (or the) stopper on

cause something to end or become quiet.
See also: on, put, stopper

bullet-stopper

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.

flopper-stopper

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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The laser resealing--to fully restore the closure integrity, the resealing of the pierced stopper is performed by a laser, which is absorbed by the stopper.
Whilst these stoppers are only suitable for low pressure testing, if customers need to hydrostatically test their pipework joints or welds we can offer other plugs to meet your specifications and requirements.
During the storage period, volatile species will migrate from the stopper to the stored drug powder.
The option to choose either a hex or bolt style for the stopper brackets--on the bolt style, the fixing nut is chromate low-carbon steel or 304 stainless steel.
Now, after gaining quality standard TS16 949, Birmingham Stopper is working towards the environmental award ISO 14001 and winning new orders from big names including BT, Siemens and Bentley Motors.
There's also a battery-operated rechargeable version that comes with four wine stoppers for another $20.
The only way skating could get to the Olympics is if every single skate stopper was removed from every building, block, rail and curb of the world.
The high-profile stopper issues are discussed below.
A device called the Itch Stopper promises bring relief in less than a minute, eliminating the danger of breaking the skin by scratching and causing painful infections.
A typical example of these pouring machines is an automatically-operated, specially-designed tundish ladle with a controlled stopper rod.
In the great wine stopper debate, natural corks and screwcaps are the options we hear most about these days.
That is because banks and building societies use these pop-up windows as a security measure, (to disallow ``copy & paste'' navigation) and if you have Pop-up Stopper active, it will work against these features so you will not get to your account details.