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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

bullet-stopper

slang A US Marine. Please, I'm no bullet-stopper—I was in the Air Force.

flopper-stopper

slang A bra. I always feel pretty smooth when I can unhook a flopper-stopper with one hand.

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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When the leaks were sealed, the stopper configuration was pressure tested to failure.
Crystal Palace stopper Wayne Hennessey is the current No1 but Ward made his senior debut in March and has been included in Chris Coleman's provisional 30-man squad for the tournament alongside former Town loanee Emyr Huws.
But he did believe Boro bucked the trend in giving a young stopper the chance to shine.
We take a look at the glamorous women who played show- stoppers at the glittering IIJW that concluded on Thursday -- some of them drop- dead gorgeous, others dismally way off the mark.
This process generates ready-to-fill vials; that is, they are clean and sterile with the stopper in place.
Van der Sar joined United in 2005 and the greatest compliment that can be paid to the man is that he finally filled the boots of legendary stopper Peter Schmeichel, who had departed six years before.
The problem is caused by hair and gummy soap scum that get caught on the stopper or pivot rod and clogs the drain.
MERSEYSIDE Crimestoppers is calling on shops to nominate staff for its Retail Crime Stopper of the Year Award.
Parent company Aker Solutions says the fairlead chain stopper is an innovative system designed to constrain the mooring load to a limited area on the hull.
Inflatable stoppers can be made with standard canvas or PU coated nylon materials and they can also be made with different fabric jackets and hoses to suit applications involving chemicals or specific temperature ranges, whether the stopper is only withstanding sparks from grinding or higher temperatures around the whole stopper in longer duration applications for instance when pre-heating pipework or making multi pass welds.
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The Hockley-based Birmingham Stopper Ltd will be crafting tonnes of steel into innovative signs for incorporation into the rejuvenation of a four-mile long footpath called the Greenway.
The historical trend of elastomers used for stopper manufacturing is shown schematically in figure 1.