a crashing halt


chiefly US
: a complete and sudden end
When news of the scandal broke, her career came to a crashing halt.
Construction of the tunnel was brought to a crashing halt when the funds ran out.

Examples of a crashing halt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is all just a primate dominance ritual: a steroidal sequel to the government shutdowns of the Obama era, in which Republicans convinced themselves that bringing Washington to a crashing halt could break the White House’s will. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 4 Nov. 2023 The other eight teams face the wild-card scramble, in which two losses bring your season to a crashing halt. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2023 So many times Francona has talked about the season coming to a crashing halt. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 16 Sep. 2023 But that momentum came to a crashing halt in a 4-0 loss to Japan on Monday. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2023 If the Bulls don’t strike first Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors, their season could come to a crashing halt. Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 8 Apr. 2023 Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate The Golden State Warriors’ season-best, standings-changing, mood-improving five-game winning streak came to a crashing halt Sunday at Crypto.com Arena as their ugly road woes continued. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar. 2023 In 2007, Hilton’s party-girl era came to a crashing halt when she was sentenced to 45 days in an L.A. County jail for a probation violation related to a reckless-driving charge. Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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“A crashing halt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20crashing%20halt. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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