dead in (someone's or something's) tracks

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dead in (someone's or something's) tracks

At this very moment. The sound of leaking water stopped me dead in my tracks, and I cringed at the thought of yet another home repair. The rattling leaves stopped the deer dead in its tracks
See also: dead, track

dead in one's tracks

see under stop cold.
See also: dead, track