Stop the presses!

Stop the presses!

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

Stop the presses! Hold everything!

Back in the days when newspapers were a more important and timely source of national and international happenings than they now are, their publishers made every effort to update news articles, even if it meant halting the printing process for a piece to be added or rewritten. When that happened, the cry “stop the presses” was heard, and the presses ground to a halt in mid-issue. You didn't have to be Perry White or Citizen Kane to shout “stop the presses!” All you had to do was mean you were about to say something of importance or, when meant sarcastically, to indicate that another person's statement was old news.
See also: hold, stop
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Stop the presses! That may be a great line in the movies, but in the real world of newspaper publishing, stopping the presses is a disaster.
When someone yells "Stop the presses!" we all know what is meant.
Stop the presses! And he writes that fire stations in the populated areas moved their engines outdoors.
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One revision actually read: "This updated news release reflects the removal of a clause in the fourth sentence of the release date March 12." Hey, stop the presses!
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