25 Jun 02:19 AM

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What does jam a stake mean?

"The industry has been squeezed between cheaper natural gas and expanding use of renewable energy for several years, but now the Covid-19-driven recession has jammed a stake through its economic heart."

I assume that "jam a stake" means hit the economy very bad in this sentence but I am not sure. Is "jam a stake" an idiom?
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