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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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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]
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call a ˈhalt (to something)stop an activity: We must call a halt to people leaving work early without permission.
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