a crashing halt

noun

Definition of 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.

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“A crashing halt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20crashing%20halt. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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