call a halt
Order something stopped, as in It was getting too dark to see the ball, so the referee called a halt to the match, or They'd played the march four times, so the conductor called a halt to the rehearsal. [Late 1800s]
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Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Everything is topsy-turvy in Europe according to our moral ideas, and they don't have what we call "men" over here.
The general commanded a halt, and ordered the men to refresh and strengthen themselves by food and drink.
It was like his beautiful courtesy to call me in and introduce me to Blow instead of letting me go away.
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