Definition of a grinding halt in English:

a grinding halt

phrase

  • A situation in which something gradually slows down or loses momentum and then stops altogether.

    ‘the city's dramatic growth came to a grinding halt when the financial industry went into freefall’
    • ‘the scandal brought her Hollywood career to a grinding halt’
    • ‘My social life has come to a grinding halt.’
    • ‘In the playoffs things come to a grinding halt and the season ends abruptly.’
    • ‘The entire production was brought to a grinding halt and put on hiatus when they discovered that the script didn't work.’
    • ‘Negotiations had come to a grinding halt.’
    • ‘A career that showed such promise has slowly come to a grinding halt.’
    • ‘His plans for reconstruction and industrialization came to a grinding halt.’
    • ‘The economies of these heavily populated areas will essentially come to a grinding halt while we wait for the storm to pass.’
    • ‘A huge Internet blackout would bring almost every electronic activity to a grinding halt.’
    • ‘Ticket sales have come to a grinding halt.’
    • ‘Strikes brought parts of the country to a grinding halt.’