stop work

See: cease, rest, strike
References in classic literature ?
I think you had better stop work out there at once, Dan.
Every now and then the pain would force Jurgis to stop work, but he stuck it out till nearly an hour before closing.
You must stop work now, and when you go downstairs just say that I wish to see Brunton.
If ye find that the Bullock can toss you, or the heavy-browed Sambhur can gore; Ye need not stop work to inform us: we knew it ten seasons before.
Finding what was coming, I nerved myself up, feeling it would never do to stop work.
The companies violated Cal/OSHA's order to stop work until the imminent hazard was abated.
SSS responded that it believes that a stop work order from the Trempealeau County, Wis.
The County may, at any time, by written stop work order to the Contractor, require the Contractor to stop all or any part of the work called for by this Contract for a period of 90 days after the stop work order is delivered to the Contractor and for any further period to which the Parties may agree.
He was speaking at a stop work meeting, one of NZNO's series of stop work meetings at all DHBs to inform members of the implications of proposed amendments to the Employment Relations Act (ERA).
Other workers across the US have similarly been forced to stop work on critical airport modernisation projects and nearly 4,000 FAA employees, many needed to oversee these projects, have been furloughed, according to the FAA.
The report shows that those delaying retirement this year planned to stop work at 62 and expect to be 68 before they start drawing a pension.
Despite a stop work order, construction took place during nights, weekends and holidays, Gerald Walsh, president of local advocacy group Dutch Kills Civic Association, told the Wall Street Journal.