slam (on) the brake(s)

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slam (on) the brake(s)

1. Literally, to quickly step on a vehicles brakes to slow down or stop. He slammed on the brakes when he saw the child running into the street. You risk doing your car serious damage if you slam the brake without shifting down the gears.
2. By extension, to slow down or stop something one is doing. We had to slam on the brakes when we found out investors were pulling out of the company.
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SHURA Council members yesterday slammed the brakes on proposed amendments which would have made it a criminal offence to use children for "explicit or immoral" content in print, on social media or through visuals.
The Budget 2018 comes months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bold decision to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which has slammed the brakes on Asia's third-largest economy.
He then slammed the brakes on, so I came off my seat.
Someone slammed the brakes and there was no way to go, just straight into it.
The world's third largest economy is seeing a barrage of weak economic indicators after an April consumption tax rise slammed the brakes on growth.
Japan's economy suffered its biggest quarterly contraction since the 2011 quake and tsunami as a sales tax rise slammed the brakes on growth, data showed on Wednesday, throwing into question plans for another increase next year.
SUPERMARKETS have slammed the brakes on their race for space and downsized plans for new sites to their lowest level since the 2008 financial crisis.
Sean McLean, who was behind the wheel of the number 7 National Express service, said: "I slammed the brakes but the corner of the bus clipped this person.
Roly poly ex car sales-woman Gemma has slammed the brakes on her four-month relationship with co-star Arg.
Families are fearful for their jobs and poor wages mean they have slammed the brakes on spending.
BUNGLING Chancellor George Osborne could be forced to borrow an extra pounds 100billion to make ends meet after his savage spending cuts slammed the brakes on the economy.
The global credit crunch slammed the brakes on an oil- and real estate-led boom in the UAE, sending the Gulf state into its first economic downturn since 1993.
Washington, July 15 (ANI): The White House is disavowing a plan to have NASA conduct outreach to Muslim countries, but a congressman who talked to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about that plan last month said the initiative was very real until somebody slammed the brakes on it.
Today''s number one: Call On Me -Eric Prydz 10 years ago POLICE slammed the brakes on two school buses after a spot-check revealed shocking defects.
When Mather spotted a police car ahead, he slammed the brakes on and began driving behind the patrol car.