Meaning of “like a ton of bricks” in the English Dictionary

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"like a ton of bricks" in British English

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like a ton of bricks

very strongly or forcefully:

If Dad finds out what you've been doing, he'll come down on (= punish) you like a ton of bricks!

(Definition of “like a ton of bricks” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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