Pronunciation: (shō'stop"ur), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/show-stopper.html on line 77 [key]
1. Theat.a performer or performance that wins enthusiastic or prolonged applause.
2. a spectacularly arresting or appealing person or thing: This bright plaid suit is a real show-stopper. Also,show'stop"per.
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