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Hit a brick wall


Resistance.  Hit an immovable force. The phrase indicates something that is preventing your forward movement or ultimate sucess. Reached a dead end. Imagine a cartoon character on a bike running directly into a brick wall! (Compare to Comeup short, Dead on arrival or Train has left the station.)

“I tried to reason with my dad about getting a car, but he won’t listen, I’ve hit a brick wall.”

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