hit the buffers

variants: or

run into the buffers

Definition of hit the buffers

British, informal

  1. :  to stop or fail His acting career hit the buffers. The project ran into the buffers.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to come in quick forceful contact with

    :  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

    :  a stroke of luck

    :  a great success

bufferplay buffers
  1. :  fellow, man

    :  an old man

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

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

    :  something that serves as a protective barrier: such as

  1. :  to lessen the shock of :  cushion

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

    :  to prepare (aspirin) with an antacid

  1. :  one that buffs

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