One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
With crushing weight, force, or authority.‘the FA came down on him like a ton of bricks’
sharply, roundly, soundly, fiercely, scathingly, savagelyView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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