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come to a screeching halt

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come to a screeching halt

verb phrase

To be finished or finish abruptly and immediately: when the 1994 season came to a screeching halt/ I've got to bring this to a screeching halt (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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