What is the Meaning of the Expression
to STOP DEAD IN ONE’S TRACKS?
English teaching for English Language Learners (ELL) who are learning English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
suddenly stop in one’s* progress
1. When I opened the conference room door at work and saw my old boyfriend, I stopped dead in my tracks.
2. The sight of her car in his driveway stopped him dead in his tracks.
*Replace one’s with a possessive adjective such as: my, your, his, her, its, their, or our.