halt (someone or something) (dead) in its/(one's) tracks

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halt (someone or something) (dead) in its/(one's) tracks

To make someone or something stop or come to a complete halt immediately or very suddenly. Hearing the gunshot in the distance halted us both dead in our tracks. Boy, Samantha could halt you in her tracks with her smile!
See also: halt, track
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After all, if we can contribute to global warming, certainly we can do something to halt it in its tracks. The only question is, do we still have time?