halt (someone or something) (dead) in its/(one's) tracks(redirected from halted him dead in his tracks)
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!
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