stop the clock

stop the clock

Postpone a deadline by not counting the elapsing hours. For example, Management agreed to stop the clock so that a new contract could be negotiated before the present one expired . [Mid-1900s]
See also: clock, stop
References in classic literature ?
To stop the clock of busy existence at the hour when we were personally sequestered from it, to suppose mankind stricken motionless when we were brought to a stand-still, to be unable to measure the changes beyond our view by any larger standard than the shrunken one of our own uniform and contracted existence, is the infirmity of many invalids, and the mental unhealthiness of almost all recluses.
He saw some putting the hands of clocks forward, some putting the hands of clocks backward, some endeavouring to stop the clock entirely.
Listing your local as an 'asset of community value' provides communities with the power to stop the clock, using the Right to Bid when faced with a pub going up for sale.
Referees were instructed not to stop the clock for substitutions.
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The limit on minor-league rehabs for pitchers is 30 days, but club officials can stop the clock if Schmidt has even the slightest setback.
It is very easy at any given moment to say 'let's stop the clock but life doesn't work like that.
The Stop the Clock Campaign, a Teesside charity, has been raising money for Sandra to help fight her breast cancer.
Phil heard about Sandy's Stop the Clock campaign through a mutual friend - Ann Stonehouse.
5 Are your players prepared to foul on purpose to stop the clock but without committing a flagrant foul?
A break of three weeks or less is not significant and will not stop the clock on the one-year limit.
Typically, although the contract is up at midnight, the parties will stop the clock and work through the night.