showstopper


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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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The biscuit itself gained Hollywood's praise, although fellow judge Prue Leith was unimpressed with the appearance of the showstopper and it was not enough to save him.
She turned the showstopper for the ace designer Disha Patil.
Renowned cricketer Wasim Akram walked the ramp as a showstopper in black sherwani.
The newly wed actor couple Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt added grandeur to Ayesha Sadya Design House's collection as their showstoppers, while couturier Faika Karim brought out on the ramp the cast of the newly release film Pinky Memsaab, Kiran Malik and Hajra Yamin.
They will be fumbling their way through cupcakes, and a showstopper challenge of a 3D biscuit scene recreating the best day of their life.
Showstopper Ahsan Khan wore a mustard coloured sherwani, an unconventional colour, with a maroon velvet shawl.
She said that her Ode to the Honey Bee showstopper had been the clincher.
Fellow judge Bruno Tonioli called it a "showstopper" performance.