showstopper
noun Date: 1926 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 the showstopper of the exhibition
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3. one that stops or could stop the progress, operation, or functioning of something • showstopping adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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