screeching/crashing halt


: a sudden and complete end
The project came to a screeching/crashing halt.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But everything came to a screeching halt one night following a party in Los Angeles. Kyle Eustice, SPIN, 15 May 2023 Yet all of this success came to a screeching halt earlier this year when their landlord decided to terminate their lease, forcing Yoyo's to close or relocate. Sean Hekmat, Chron, 18 Apr. 2023 The frenzy came to a screeching halt last spring, as mortgage rates doubled in a matter of months, further driving up the cost of buying a home and freezing buyers out of the market. Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, 7 Apr. 2023 The first two challenges of the season brought to a screeching halt midway through both competitions. Dalton Ross,, 2 Mar. 2023 But, on Tuesday, Lightfoot’s reign came to a screeching halt in a manner as stunning and decisive as the landslide that swept her into office. David Axelrod, CNN, 1 Mar. 2023 After forcing the Chiefs to punt, however, that momentum came to a screeching halt when on third down, Hurts inexplicably dropped the football after the snap and squirted away from him. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, 12 Feb. 2023 That all recently came to a screeching halt when the city criminalized the substance. Theara Coleman, The Week, 6 Feb. 2023 But her good deeds came to a screeching halt last July when her canine rescue van was hit and totaled by another car. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Screeching/crashing halt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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