jaw drops

idiom

: someone's mouth opens in a way that shows he or she is very surprised or shocked
His jaw dropped when he heard who had won.

Examples of jaw drops in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jelly’s eyes pop open wide, his jaw drops and one hand slowly moves up to touch his ink. Anna Chan, Billboard, 1 Feb. 2024 When Jacob sees what's on the inside of Taylor's mouth his jaw drops. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 16 Nov. 2023 For nearly three seconds, there’s silence as his jaw drops and his mouth stays wide open. Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 2023 In the new Baz Luhrmann film dramatizing the life and career of Elvis Presley, a young Elvis peers into a juke joint in his hometown of Tupelo, Miss., and his jaw drops. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, 24 June 2022 Iowa star Caitlin Clark, like Steph Curry, has redefined what a good shot is in basketball DALLAS — There are times, occasionally during games and often during practice, when Iowa coach Lisa Bluder’s jaw drops. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 2 Apr. 2023 In another picture, Billy's jaw drops as a creepy prop from Broadway's Beetlejuice is behind him. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 13 Dec. 2022 Your jaw drops all over again, and for very different reasons. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Oct. 2022 As soon as the infectious beat kicks in, Lizzo’s jaw drops, and her head immediately starts bopping in time to the song. Anna Chan, Billboard, 1 July 2022

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“Jaw drops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaw%20drops. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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