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    standstill

    Hi

    The business is not going well, it's like running to standstill.

    --- What does "run to standstill" associate you with? Is it possible to say the same in a different way?


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    Re: standstill

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    The business is not going well, it's like running to standstill.

    --- What does "run to standstill" associate you with? Is it possible to say the same in a different way?
    standstill = inactive, cessation of progress,
    is running -- headed to that state quickly and steadily

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    Re: standstill

    It's at a standstill

    is how this is usually used.

    It means that the business is not going forward or backwards in number of sales; no increase or decrease in business.

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