Stop the music! Hold everything!

Stop the music!

Stop! Hold everything! Stop the music! The president's daughter has been kidnapped! Everyone, stop the music—there's something I need to tell you.
See also: stop
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Stop the music! Hold everything!

Stop The Music was a popular radio quiz show that began in 1947 and moved to television a year later. Studio contestants and home listeners or viewers (by telephone) heard a song played, then try to be the first one to guess its title. As soon as contestants indicated that they knew the answer, emcee Burt Parks shouted the show's title. Thanks to the program, anyone who wanted to break into a conversation to make a point or to get someone's attention yelled “stop the music!”
See also: hold, stop
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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