Meaning of “brick wall” in the English Dictionary

"brick wall" in American English

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brick wallnoun [ C usually sing ]

/ˈbrɪk ˈwɔl/

something that prevents you from doing something:

Even the best writers hit a brick wall sometimes and can't make a story work.

(Definition of “brick wall” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"brick wall" in Business English

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a point or level that it is very difficult to go past:

The housing market declined as the boom in prices hit a brick wall.

a problem or situation that is very difficult to solve:

Their hopes to expand the company ran into a brick wall when they couldn't get a loan.
bang/hit your head against a brick wall

to try repeatedly to do something with no success:

It felt like I was hitting my head against a brick wall because I had no support from my boss.

(Definition of “brick wall” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)