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Halt who goes there

Posted by ESC on December 13, 2007

In Reply to: Halt who goes there posted by Lawrence McCarroll on December 13, 2007

: Where and how did the phrase "Halt who goes there!" originate?

Halt, who goes there?

It's what a sentry -- someone standing guard -- says to a unknown person who is approaching. At least, that is what the guard says in the movies.