like a ton of bricks

idiom

Definition of like a ton of bricks

informal
: very hard or severely The loss of his job hit him like a ton of bricks. Our boss came down on us like a ton of bricks.

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“Like a ton of bricks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/like%20a%20ton%20of%20bricks. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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