or showstopper
[shoh-stop-er] /ˈʃoʊˌstɒp ər/
Theater. a performer or performance that wins enthusiastic or prolonged applause.
a spectacularly arresting or appealing person or thing:
This bright plaid suit is a real show-stopper.


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