Killing

Irresistible, overpowering, fascinating, or bewitching, so as to compel admiration and notice.

“Those eyes were made so killing.”

Pope: Rape of the Lock, v. 64.

A killing pace.
Too hot or strong to last; exceptionally great; exhausting.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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