come to a grinding haltidiom (1)
Definition of come to a grinding halt
(Entry 1 of 2)
of a machine
: to stop working or moving forward The machinery came to a grinding halt. —often used figuratively The project came to a grinding halt.
come to a (grinding) haltidiom (2)
Definition of come to a (grinding) halt (Entry 2 of 2)
: stop completely and quickly The project came to a (grinding) halt. The project ground to a halt.
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