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  • adj. Characteristic of a showstopper


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  • 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.


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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


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