Definition of hit the buffersBritish, informal
- His acting career hit the buffers.
- The project ran into the buffers.
: 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
: 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
: fellow, man
: 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
: to lessen the shock of : cushion
: to treat (something, such as an acid solution) with a buffer
: to collect (data) in a buffer
: one that buffs
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