grind to a halt

grind to a halt

  1. (intransitive, of an activity) To come to a standstill, or cease to be productive or make progress, due to an obstacle.
    Work on the new high-rise ground to a halt as contractors tried to deal with all the red tape.
    After the visionary's death, work on his ideas ground to a halt.
  • Russian: остановиться

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