conversation stopper


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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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Afriend of mine came home from the US having had a faecal transplant - which was something of a conversation stopper when talking about her trip.
Alternatively, you can use a "conversation stopper", such as "I have just been released from prison" or "I am an estate agent".
Now there's a conversation stopper. And dental nurse Debbie, 47, says smell is the most important thing on her romantic checklist.
It gave me the chance of a new career with HM Customs & Excise which I enjoyed but was a conversation stopper. People would ask if I was enjoying retirement and when I told them I was now a VAT man, they were off like shots.
Given the enormous human and economic costs of these regime changes and their less than favorable results, any notion of another land war in Asia is a common conversation stopper. Indeed, many mavens add that Iran is a much harder nut to crack than were the regimes of Saddam Hussein and the Taliban when America toppled them.
Inazu juxtaposes the permissiveness of the First Amendment to the many attempts to limit it, via the "hurtful insult," the "conversation stopper," and the deploying of stigmas, insisting that we embrace a commitment to "soften our tone," and embrace "living speech, even in the midst of real and painful differences, [which] can be one of our most important bridges to one another."
According to Weaver and his co-authors, traditional theology can be a conversation stopper due to its insistence on doctrine.
That 'one' is quite a conversation stopper. "I was in Sleeping Beauty for the Royal Ballet with Darcey Bussell," he says, laughing because it sounds a little unlikely.
The line was his signature conversation stopper. Then he would take the day's New York Times to the toilet to complete the crossword puzzle.
It's always either a conversation starter or a conversation stopper.
The accusation is, and is meant to be, a conversation stopper. "I'm offended" is not an invitation to a debate but a demand for a confession, retraction, and apology.
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.

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