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.

Examples of stop (someone) in his/her tracks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That means calling on the international community for help -- diplomatic solutions, sanctions, pressure on Russia -- anything that would make a dictator stop in his tracks. Olesia Markovic, CNN, 24 Feb. 2022 This attention-grabbing ensemble made the 2017 Tournament of Champions winner immediately stop in his tracks. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 28 Jan. 2022

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

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“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 22 May. 2024.

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