One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Where one or something is at that moment; suddenly.‘Turner immediately stopped dead in his tracks’
- ‘Michael suddenly stopped dead in his tracks and looked has if he was about to faint.’
- ‘Suddenly, I stopped in my tracks, causing some guy of roller blades behind me to serve and hit a rock on the pavement.’
- ‘Heavens above, I don't think that expression of view is going to sort of stop communications policy in its tracks.’
- ‘That member should have been stopped in his tracks from the very moment he got to his feet.’
- ‘Suddenly, he stops in his tracks as if he is getting a message from the great beyond.’
- ‘Then she suddenly stopped in her tracks and went over to the window.’
- ‘He suddenly stopped in his tracks and appeared to be staring at something in the yard.’
- ‘He suddenly stopped dead in his tracks with an extremely amused look on his face.’
- ‘While these campy interludes are good for a few laughs, after the first one they quickly become interminable and stop the film dead in its tracks.’
- ‘That was why the Janitor who pursued them earlier had halted so suddenly in his tracks.’
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