Definition of barbecue stopper in English:

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barbecue stopper

noun

Australian informal
A topic of conversation that is very interesting or controversial: sibling rivalry is the new barbecue stopper—at least in my circles
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  • The situation has now moved from being a barbecue stopper to a hot election issue with anger at deteriorating purchasing power and quality of family life nearing boiling point in many households.
  • In discussions of work and family the issue of equality of parenting should be no barbecue stopper.
  • It was the Prime Minister four years ago who said the work-life balance issue was a barbecue stopper for Australians.
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