stop (someone) in his/her tracks

idiom

: to surprised (someone) very much : to cause someone to stop and think
Her comment stopped me (dead) in my tracks.

Dictionary Entries Near stop (someone) in his/her tracks

stop sign

stop (someone) in his/her tracks

stop street

Cite this Entry

“Stop (someone) in his/her tracks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stop%20%28someone%29%20in%20his%2Fher%20tracks. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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