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barbecue stopper

barbecue stopper
 n.— «That’s one reason he will talk about improving the balance between work and family, a topic he describes as a “barbecue stopper” because it engenders so much conversation whenever people get together.» —“Man On A Mission” by Jennifer Hewett Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) Oct. 27, 2001. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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