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noun [singular] standstill pronunciation in British English /ˈstæn(d)ˌstɪl/
  1. a situation in which something stops moving or happening
    be at a standstill: The peace process is at a standstill.
    bring something to a standstill: This crisis is threatening to bring the country’s economy to a standstill.
    come to a standstill: The traffic in Manila came to a standstill yet again today.


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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