Run Into a Brick Wall

Also: Run into a stone wall Hit a brick wall Meaning of Idiom ‘Run Into a Brick Wall’ To run into a brick wall means to encounter a barrier to progress that cannot be surmounted; to be stopped in one’s efforts by something. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. … Read more

Built Like a Brick Shithouse

Meaning To be built like a brick shithouse, said of a man, means to be very solidly built and muscular. When a woman is said to be built like a brick shithouse, it means she has a very shapely figure. Usage In North America, this slang expression was almost exclusively applied to women and refers … Read more

Bang One’s Head Against A Brick Wall

Also: Beat One’s Head Against a Brick Wall Bang/beat one’s head against a wall Meaning of Idiom ‘Bang One’s Head Against a Brick Wall’ To bang one’s head against a (brick) wall means to stubbornly continue trying to achieve an objective that is almost impossible. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. 2Ayto, … Read more