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  • adj. Characteristic of a showstopper

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Examples

  • Carvela have a unique knack (on the high street, at least) of creating crazy shoe styles in what I'd call the 'showstopping' category that are daring without being in the slightest bit naff.

    Shoewawa

  • From a culinary team boasting names like Chalermkittichai and English, ER's Asian-ing up their BBQ in a bi-level, 140-seater rocking gold-covered wood accents, hanging caged fixtures, and a showstopping open kitchen loaded with natural stone, clay brick, and volcanic rock, which is no longer just Fire On The Mountain.

    Thrillist: Ember Room: More Than The (Dim) Sum Of Its Parts

  • The possibility that I might never get it all back waltzes across the floor of my worried thoughts at least once a day now, flaunting showstopping leaps and pirouettes, taking center stage for too long before exiting into the wings.

    Left Neglected

  • In the terrifying moment between cane and rail, I feel like a flying trapeze artist swinging from one bar, reaching for the next, high above the ground, showstopping catastrophe only the slightest miscalculation away.

    Left Neglected

  • But Aretha's showstopping topper more than took up the slack.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • If you show your most dramatic, showstopping dress before the Fashion Week show, there's not much left to look forward to.

    Una LaMarche: Project Runway Finale: Part One Recap

  • Performers can provide everything from showstopping entertainment to a sentimental element to your wedding.

    My Fair Wedding

  • Unlike Chicago, there are no showstopping musical numbers here.

    'Nine' is short on a few counts, including dialogue, music

  • EDINBURGH, Scotland AP -- Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips married England rugby star Mike Tindall on Saturday -- but Britain's second royal wedding of the year was largely a low-key affair, with only a hint of the glamor and excitement of Prince William's showstopping nuptials.

    Zara Phillips <![CDATA[&]]> Mike Tindall Married In U.K. Royal Wedding (PHOTOS)

  • She doesn't forgo the occasional showstopping heel, however.

    Diana Taylor Addresses Her And Bloomberg's Height Difference (PHOTOS)

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