- He is stumping up the garden path .
- He 's brought things to a deadlock .
- His flesh froze with horror at the thought of it .
- We seem to have reached an impasse .
- He became mute and dead .
- Hall very sociably pulled up .
- This was getting out of hand .
- He stood for one moment, his hands rigid at his sides .
- He bent down stiffly .
- His limbs resisted .