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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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Hermes Pharma has introduced a new desiccant stopper that features a two-step, easy-opening technique suitable for multi-dose tablet tube containers.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay has truly enjoyed collaborating with the innovative marketing team at Hype Group,” said Deputy Lisa Haber, Program Director for Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay.
It ensures a second closure integrity at the stopper surface level thanks to a rib pressing on the stopper surface, thus preventing stopper contamination until use by the practitioner.
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.
Drug turbidity studies have been carried out on various commercial stoppers made via the same process and cured by similar curatives.
Many tubs, certainly most older ones, have a stopper located inside the drain and overflow tube.
He said: "This is an ideal opportunity for all our pupils to get involved in the scheme which will help spread the Crime stoppers message.
But the alternative synthetic stoppers were originally dismissed by winemakers.
NDC crime manager Karen Buttle said: "The aim of the NDC Crime stoppers campaign is to encourage residents to report crime and known criminals in their area with a guarantee they will not be identified.
United States: Testing specific to stoppers in the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) is in Section 381: Physicochemical Series and Sections 87 and 88: Biological Testing.
Just a couple of years ago, before screwcaps were deemed acceptable, synthetic stoppers were the No.
Hockley-based Birmingham Stopper is one of the city's most diverse manufacturers and in its 111-year history has produced everything from stoppers to complex automotive components and brackets for mountaineers' tents.
An article from the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin explains how schools can implement a Scholastic Crime Stoppers program (an incident-reporting program in middle and high schools) in which students prevent and solve crimes.
The implementation of a Scholastic Crime Stoppers program, a proactive approach that uses students to prevent and solve crimes, constitutes one of the best and least expensive crime prevention strategies.
The study clearly shows the environmental superiority of natural cork stoppers over alternative wine closures.