grind to a halt


grind to a halt
 Stop suddenly.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • grind to a halt — grind to a halt/standstill if an organization, system, or process grinds to a halt, it stops working, usually because of a problem. If the computer network crashed, the whole office would grind to a halt …   New idioms dictionary

  • grind to a halt — {v. phr.}, {informal} To slow down and stop like a machine does when turned off. * /The old car ground to a halt in front of the house./ * /The Cardinals offense ground to a halt before the stubborn Steeler defense./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • grind to a halt — {v. phr.}, {informal} To slow down and stop like a machine does when turned off. * /The old car ground to a halt in front of the house./ * /The Cardinals offense ground to a halt before the stubborn Steeler defense./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • grind to a halt — ► grind to a halt (or come to a grinding halt) stop laboriously and noisily. Main Entry: ↑grind …   English terms dictionary

  • grind to a halt — grind to a halt/standstill ► to stop gradually: »Business ground to a standstill during the bad weather. Main Entry: ↑grind …   Financial and business terms

  • grind to a halt — verb be unable to move further The car bogged down in the sand • Syn: ↑get stuck, ↑bog down, ↑mire • Derivationally related forms: ↑mire (for: ↑mire) …   Useful english dictionary

  • grind to a halt — to slowly come to a stop. Traffic on the interstate almost ground to a halt today because it was so foggy. The strike has caused production of new cars to grind to a halt …   New idioms dictionary

  • grind to a halt — stop with regret and problems    If he quits, the project will grind to a halt. It depends on him …   English idioms

  • grind to a halt — 1) if a vehicle grinds to a halt, it moves more and more slowly until it finally stops The traffic finally ground to a halt outside the station. 2) if a process or a country grinds to a halt, things gradually get slower until they finally stop… …   English dictionary

  • grind\ to\ a\ halt — v. phr. informal To slow down and stop like a machine does when turned off. The old car ground to a halt in front of the house. The Cardinals offense ground to a halt before the stubborn Steeler defense …   Словарь американских идиом

  • grind to a halt — verb Coming to a standstill, or ceasing to be productive or make progress, due to an obstacle. Work on the new high rise ground to a halt as contractor tried to deal with all the red tape …   Wiktionary