Idiom of the week – A showstopper
Posted by englishlessons on August 19, 2014
something that stops the progress or functioning of something
The bug in the beta version of this software is a showstopper; we have to fix it before we can release the software.
The latest budget estimates were a showstopper for passing this legislation.
Note: “Showstopper” is a compound noun, so the stress is on the first part, “show.”
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