hit the buffers

idiom
variants: or run into the buffers
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hit the buffers

British, informal
:to stop or fail
  • His acting career hit the buffers.
  • The project ran into the buffers.

Word by Word Definitions

hit play
  1. : to reach with or as if with a sudden blow

  2. : to come in quick forceful contact with

  3. : to strike (something, such as a ball) with an object (such as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion

  1. : an act or instance of striking or forcefully coming in contact with someone or something : an act or instance of hitting or being hit

  2. : a stroke of luck

  3. : a great success

buffer play buffers
  1. : fellow, man

  1. : any of various devices or pieces of material for reducing shock or damage due to contact

  2. : a means or device used as a cushion against the shock of fluctuations in business or financial activity

  3. : something that serves as a protective barrier: such as

  1. : to lessen the shock of : cushion

  2. : to treat (something, such as an acid solution) with a buffer

  3. : to collect (data) in a buffer

  1. : one that buffs


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