show stopper

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show stopper

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showstopper

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show-stopper

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(Theatre) informal a stage act, etc, that receives so much applause as to interrupt the performance
Translations

show stopper

n (fam) → scena or numero che strappa gli applausi
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I never understood the concept of show stoppers that these fashion designers used to drag on to the runway.