jaw-dropping


Related to jaw-dropping: unslakable

jaw-drop·ping

 (jô′drŏp′ĭng)
adj. Informal
Astonishing; astounding: "His campaign raked in a jaw-dropping $2.3 million" (John Brodie).

jaw′-drop′per n.
jaw′-drop′ping·ly adv.

jaw-dropping

adj
informal amazing
ˈjaw-ˌdroppingly adv
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