like a ton of bricks

idiom

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.

Examples of like a ton of bricks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My 4-year-old’s recent stomach bug hit like a ton of bricks. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 27 Feb. 2024 After gazing at the remaining words for a few minutes and clicking on a few to see what would gel in my brain, both the blues and purples hit me like a ton of bricks. Kris Holt, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The Metallica Weekend Takeover hit metro Phoenix like a ton of bricks on Friday, Sept, 1., as the kings of the thrash-metal scene rolled into State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, for the opening night of a No Repeat Weekend. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 2 Sep. 2023 Eventually, the reality of what had been done to them hit like a ton of bricks. Caroline Downey, National Review, 22 June 2023 These hunters want an arrow that is quiet, durable, and hits like a ton of bricks. Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, 11 Apr. 2023 Compared to the Air, the Pro looks and feels like a ton of bricks. Steven Aquino, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2023 Loss has a way of hitting you like a ton of bricks. Gloria Horsley, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 The afternoon email hit some inside CNN like a ton of bricks. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Nov. 2022

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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 20 Apr. 2024.

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