call a halt to

call a halt to (something)

To order the end or stoppage of something. Stop all printing—the boss has called a halt to this project!
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call a halt to something

to demand that something be stopped. We must call a halt to this childish behavior. The manager called a halt to all overtime.
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But the rain returned once again and, even though 2.5 overs were possible after tea, there was some relief when the umpires, Roy Palmer and Mike Dixon, decided to call a halt to proceedings with India A 27-1.