a clause by which a contract or other agreement may be terminated, especially between theatrical producers and theater owners in whose agreements it is often stipulated that when weekly receipts fall below a certain minimum usually for two consecutive weeks, the production must vacate the theater.
noun 1. cock1 (def 3). noun 1. a valve used to control or stop the flow of a fluid in a pipe
- Stop cold
Also, stop dead or in one’s tracks or on a dime. Halt suddenly, come to a standstill, as in When a thread breaks, the machine just stops cold, or He was so surprised to see them in the audience that he stopped dead in the middle of his speech, or The deer saw the hunter […]
- Stop dead in the tracks
stop and smell the roses
noun 1. any excavation made in a mine, especially from a steeply inclined vein, to remove the ore that has been rendered accessible by the shafts and drifts. verb (used with or without object), stoped, stoping. 2. to mine or work by stopes. noun 1. a steplike excavation made in a mine to extract ore […]