stop\ in\ one's\ tracks

stop\ in\ one's\ tracks
• stop cold
• stop dead
• stop in one's tracks
v. phr. informal
To stop very quickly or with great force.

The hunter pulled the trigger and stopped the deer cold.

When I saw Mary on the street, I was so surprised I stopped dead.

The deer heard a noise and he stopped in his tracks.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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