like a ton of bricks


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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  • like a ton of bricks — ► like a ton of bricks informal with crushing weight, force, or authority. Main Entry: ↑brick …   English terms 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

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

  • Like a ton of bricks — with great force …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • like a ton of bricks — Australian Slang with great force …   English dialects glossary

  • like a ton of bricks — with all the force of …   English contemporary dictionary

  • like a ton of bricks — informal with crushing weight, force, or authority. → brick …   English new terms dictionary

  • like a ton of bricks, come down (on one) —  Reprimand (one) severely …   A concise dictionary of English slang