Definition of like a ton of bricks
- The loss of his job hit him like a ton of bricks.
- Our boss came down on us like a ton of bricks.
: any of various units of weight:
: short ton — see Weights and Measures Table
: metric ton
: the prevailing fashion : vogue
: the quality or state of being smart or fashionable
: a handy-sized unit of building or paving material typically being rectangular and about 2¹/₄ × 3³/₄ × 8 inches (57 × 95 × 203 millimeters) and of moist clay hardened by heat
: a good-hearted person
: a rectangular compressed mass (as of ice cream)
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