call a halt to (something)(redirected from called 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!
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.
call a halt
Order something stopped, as in It was getting too dark to see the ball, so the referee called a halt to the match, or They'd played the march four times, so the conductor called a halt to the rehearsal. [Late 1800s]