show-stopping, showstopping, adj.
/shoh"stop'euhr/, n.
1. Theat. a performer or performance that wins enthusiastic or prolonged applause.
2. a spectacularly arresting or appealing person or thing: This bright plaid suit is a real show-stopper.

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