One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Face an insuperable problem or obstacle while trying to do something.
- ‘I have talked to many people, but I keep hitting a brick wall.’
- ‘How will you respond when the new market segment hits a brick wall?’
- ‘But growth in the domestic cider market looks to have hit a brick wall.’
- ‘I'm hitting a brick wall in trying to choose a good school and getting the hands-on experience I need.’
- ‘We stood up to the competition and delivered a good service, but we hit a brick wall.’
- ‘Sadly, this approach seemingly hit a brick wall too.’
- ‘The dancer's biggest frustrations surface when she hits a brick wall with a choreographer and nothing seems to work.’
- ‘Each time he tried to get in, it was as if he were hitting a brick wall.’
- ‘When you talk to your partner, it feels as though you're hitting a brick wall.’
- ‘Will efforts to end the election crisis hit a brick wall?’
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