Idiom:  grind to a halt


Idiom:  grind to a halt

  • gradually slow down and completely stop

Example sentences

  • After two days of snow, the city ground to a halt.
  • If the factory can’t find new workers, production will grind to a halt
  • The train ground to a halt to half mile before the station due to a mechanical failure.
  • The amusement park grinds to a halt at the end of October.
  • The assembly line will grind to a halt if we don't get the parts soon.
  • Talks between the Israelis and Palestinians have once again ground to a halt.
  • The Mack truck ground to a halt just before hitting the car in front of it.
  • Construction on the new apartment building ground to a halt when the builder had problems funding the project.


  • come to a standstill

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