come to a grinding halt

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Definition of come to a grinding halt

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.

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“Come to a grinding halt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20to%20a%20grinding%20halt. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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