One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Move more and more slowly and then stop.
- ‘Motorists are concerned that city centre traffic could grind to a halt when the street is closed from October 31.’
- ‘We breezed into the airport, got our tickets, cleared customs - and came to a grinding halt at immigration.’
- ‘The bus then slowly ground to a halt.’
- ‘Less than an hour before, traffic ground to a halt when a truck had a blow-out.’
- ‘By the time they drove two more blocks, traffic had ground to a halt.’
- ‘My exercise regime came to a grinding halt about a month ago when I got a knee effusion out of nowhere.’
- ‘It was roughly at this time I noticed that whenever I spoke emotionally, my speech came slower and slower until grinding to a halt.’
- ‘Meanwhile, traffic ground to a halt on many major routes due to speed restrictions and fallen trees, police said.’
- ‘We came to a grinding halt on the side of the road to find petrol leaking from the bottom of the carburettor.’
- ‘Thanks to some quick measure taken by the authorities, the work on the project which had come to a grinding halt once, has finally reached the completion stage.’
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