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conversation-stopper

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Definition of conversation-stopper in English:

noun

informal
A remark which is so surprising or embarrassing that it is difficult to find a polite reply.
Example sentences
  • It's a bit of a conversation-stopper, don't you think?
  • Whatever it was, I wanted to try something different, off-the-wall, a real conversation-stopper.
  • Not only are they total conversation-stoppers, but if people hear them enough, they start to believe them.

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