hit like a ton of bricks


hit like a ton of bricks
(hit (you)) like a ton of bricks to shock you so much that you do not know how to react.

The death of her father hit her like a ton of bricks.


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  • hit like a ton of bricks — hit (someone) like a ton of bricks American, informal to surprise or shock someone very much. The truth hit him like a ton of bricks. The woman in the video was his own sister …   New idioms dictionary

  • like a ton of bricks — Heavily and promptly • • • Main Entry: ↑brick * * * I informal with crushing weight, force, or authority all her years of marriage suddenly fell on her like a ton of bricks II see brick * * * like a …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit you like a ton of bricks — (hit (you)) like a ton of bricks to shock you so much that you do not know how to react. The death of her father hit her like a ton of bricks …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit someone like a ton of bricks — hit (someone) like a ton of bricks American, informal to surprise or shock someone very much. The truth hit him like a ton of bricks. The woman in the video was his own sister …   New idioms dictionary

  • like a ton of bricks — (hit (you)) like a ton of bricks to shock you so much that you do not know how to react. The death of her father hit her like a ton of bricks …   New idioms dictionary

  • like a ton of bricks — mod. like something very ponderous and heavy. □ The whole thing hit me like a ton of bricks. □ Hitting the back end of that truck was like hitting a ton of bricks …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • like a ton of bricks — strongly or forcefully The news of his retirement hit me like a ton of bricks …   Idioms and examples

  • come down like a ton of bricks — hit hard, upbraid or scold someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ton — S3 [tʌn] n [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: tun container, unit of weight (11 21 centuries), from Old English tunne] 1.) plural tons or ton written abbreviation t a unit for measuring weight, equal to 2240 pou …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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