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English definition of “like a ton of bricks”

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like a ton of bricks

very strongly or forcefully: If father finds out what you've been doing, he'll come down on (= punish) you like a ton of bricks!
Translations of “like a ton of bricks”
in Chinese (Traditional) 非常強大, 非常有力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非常强大, 非常有力…
(Definition of like a ton of bricks from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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