bring something to a screeching halt


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  • Term

    a word or group of words designating something, especially in a particular field, as atom in physics, quietism in theology, adze in carpentry, or district leader in politics. any word or group of words considered as a member of a construction or utterance. the time or period through which something lasts. a period of time […]

  • Bring-the-house-down

    see: bring down the house

  • Bring–to

    to carry, convey, conduct, or cause (someone or something) to come with, to, or toward the speaker: Bring the suitcase to my house. He brought his brother to my office. to cause to come to or toward oneself; attract: Her scream brought the police. He brought honor to his family by his heroism. to cause […]

  • Bring-to-a-head

    Cause to reach a turning point or crisis. For example, Management’s newest policy has brought matters to a head. The related phrase come to a head means “to reach a crisis,” as in With the last break-in, the question of security came to a head. These phrases allude to the medical sense of head, the […]

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