screeching/crashing halt

noun

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

Examples of screeching/crashing halt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the first two years of the decade, the pandemic brought the wedding industry to a screeching halt; elopements and micro-weddings were, for obvious reasons, very big, with millions of nuptials canceled or postponed. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, 1 July 2024 Black attorney Deena Wood’s busy life in Atlanta came to a screeching halt following a nasty divorce, being fired from a high-profile law firm and her mother’s death, though not in that order. Oline H. Cogdill, Sun Sentinel, 26 June 2024 Last Wednesday, one of the largest auto dealer management systems suffered two cyberattacks, sending much of the automotive business to a screeching halt. Cooper Metts, Charlotte Observer, 26 June 2024 Hollywood was brought to a screeching halt last year when the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors’ Guild both went on strike. David Matthews, New York Daily News, 26 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for screeching/crashing halt 

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“Screeching/crashing halt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screeching%2Fcrashing%20halt. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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