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Hits one like a ton of bricks


Major blow or surprise. A terrible message that ruins one’s plans. A ton of bricks hitting you would be a severe injury, so this phrase implies a huge upset of one’s path to success.

“After ten years of marriage, when she suddenly said she was leaving me, it hit me like a ton of bricks.”

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