show stopper


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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
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show stopper

n (fam) → scena or numero che strappa gli applausi
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49) A pinky red, this is a show stopper in terms of colour.
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So, my point is that if the show stopper does not make an impact then why have one in the first place?
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