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showstopper

A hardware or (especially) software bug that makes an implementation effectively unusable; one that absolutely has to be fixed before development can go on. Opposite in connotation from its original theatrical use, which refers to something stunningly *good*.
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They will be fumbling their way through cupcakes, and a showstopper challenge of a 3D biscuit scene recreating the best day of their life.
She will be the showstopper for fashion designer Anamika Khanna at the grand finale.
Showstopper Ahsan Khan wore a mustard coloured sherwani, an unconventional colour, with a maroon velvet shawl.
LAHORE -- The second day of Hum Bridal Fashion Week at a local hotel in Lahore witnessed some excellent bridal collections along with singing performances and celebrities as showstoppers.
In what Hollywood this week described as "absolutely the best" standard of baking the show has seen to date, the hopefuls step up to the showstopper challenge by presenting cakes that look like other things, including a champagne bucket, a sandwich, Russian dolls, a bowl of ramen soup and a mouthwatering stack of pancakes.
They make perfect showstoppers for the collection," Malhotra told agencies about his line named The Regal Threads, displayed at the event organised by the NGO Sahachari Foundation.
Southwire Company LLC, a North America-based wire and cable producer, has announced that it has received the National Electrical Contractors Association Showstopper Award for its new MaintenancePRO Smart Multimeter.
READY TO CRUMBLE Darina failed to impress in the showstopper challenge
Some might think Comet Ikeya-Seki was unworthy of being called a showstopper because it was always low to the horizon from mid-northern latitudes and was difficult to see east of the Mississippi River because of a persistent spell of hazy weather.
It worked wonderfully on the evening's sole showstopper, a fine version of Queen's complex ``Bohemian Rhapsody.
A hush comes over the auditorium as 19-year old Jessica Hailey begins her solemn walk across the stage at the Showstopper regional competition in Houston.
But the showstopper is the eight-minute, three-section "You Don't Have to Be Afraid," which entails a wave of chiming, textured melody that will bring you as close to bliss as you're likely to feel anytime soon.