Definition of like a ton of bricks in English:

like a ton of bricks

phrase

informal
  • With crushing weight, force, or authority.

    ‘the FA came down on him like a ton of bricks’
    • ‘The hustle and bustle of the birthday party hit him like a ton of bricks.’
    • ‘The words hit me like a ton of bricks, like a bomb.’
    • ‘Revelation hits like a ton of bricks - you could totally see it in his eyes.’
    • ‘When I first heard that, it hit me like a ton of bricks.’
    • ‘Realization hit her like a ton of bricks and she staggered under the weight of it.’
    • ‘I desperately tried to remember what had happened last night and suddenly, it fell upon me like a ton of bricks.’
    • ‘When you learned that he had given an alleged confession, that must have hit like a ton of bricks.’
    • ‘Then my father's word hit me like a ton of bricks.’
    • ‘As she stared at her reflection in the mirror, the enormity of the situation fell around her like a ton of bricks.’
    • ‘Realization hit Josh like a ton of bricks.’
    sharply, roundly, soundly, fiercely, scathingly, savagely
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