conversation-stopper Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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conversation-stoppernoun [C usually singular]

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a ​remark that ​stops the ​naturalflow of the ​conversation because it is ​unexpected and in some way ​causesembarrassment or ​shock: When she told us her ​son was in ​prison, it was a ​real conversation-stopper.
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