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SubjectOFFTOPIC: show stopper
> One silly linguistic question: what is "show stopper"
> in plain... mmm... English ? :-) :-)

According to my Webster's

DEFINE show-stopper
DEFINITION 0
show-stop-per \-,sta^:p-er\ n (1946)
1 : an act, song, or performer that wins applause so prolonged as
to interrupt a performance
2 : something or someone exceptionally arresting or attractive
<the gold crown was showstopper of the exhibition>
Whether this definition qualifies as 'plain' English is up to the
reader...

Martin

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