conversation stopper


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Related to conversation stopper: conversationally, addressee
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Noun1.conversation stopper - a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
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conversation stopper

n that was a conversation stopper (fam) → quello ha lasciato tutti a bocca aperta
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It's always either a conversation starter or a conversation stopper.
Synchronic historicism has also been a conversation stopper, for different reasons, derived from Foucault, with regard to the relation of late medieval culture and Shakespeare.
Her revelation about spending this time withCHALLENGE her daughter before the sun has risen could be a conversation stopper.
When she does, it can be a "bit of a conversation stopper in the hairdressers".
I discovered this over 20 years ago in the local Coop, and the wine, for just a few quid, was a conversation stopper.
Telling people you are a journalist is a sure fire conversation stopper in polite company.
Too often the topic of domestic violence is a conversation stopper.
When I hear something like, "As far as I'm concerned this is about freedom," I'm confronted with the ultimate conversation stopper.
But details of the research projects the two are involved with can be a dinner party conversation stopper.
It is, of course, the conversation stopper delivered by a mortified "Baby"
The City Mitts Web site details a worrisome list of germs that the New York Daily News detected on various Big Apple mass transit facilities--bugs including Escherichia coli, meningitis, and (stop now if you're eating lunch) in a Penn Station ticket machine, an unnamed skin infection and that old "I'd rather drive" conversation stopper, feces.