Origin of standstill
Examples from the Web for standstill
The heart was in standstill, hazy clots filling the ventricles.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The business has ground to a standstill as hair suppliers in other parts of Ukraine are leery of coming to the capital.Slouching Towards Maidan: An American Hair-Trader Reflects On Ukraine’s Protests|Vijai Maheshwari|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For now it is an industry consumed by accusation, fear, and disease even as a moratorium has brought business to a standstill.
Reconstruction and new construction in Gaza is at a standstill.
It imploded with the 1978–79 Winter of Discontent, when rampant trade-union militancy brought Britain to a standstill.Margaret Thatcher Found Her Voice, and Transformed Britain|Bernard Donoughue|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The train came to a standstill, the coupling between the wrecked and the unwrecked portions remaining intact.Down Under With the Prince|Everard Cotes
But the boy was able to look after himself now, for the vehicle was almost at a standstill, and the motorman had it under control.Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars|Lester Chadwick
In such communities, however, the rural school need not be completely at a standstill.New Ideals in Rural Schools|George Herbert Betts
New York almost came to a standstill as order and anarchy faced each other.The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him|Paul Leicester Ford
People on the grandstand heard the sweet childish cry of joy and saw Dollie a moment after come to a standstill.A Little Florida Lady|Dorothy C. Paine
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Idioms and Phrases with standstill
see come to a halt (standstill).