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Текст аудиофайла BRICK IDIOMS

Be like talking to a brick wall

IF TALKING TO SOMEONE IS LIKE “TALKING TO ABRICK WALL”, THAT PERSON NEVER LISTENS.

“I’ve tried to talk about it with her, but sometimes it’s like talking to a brick wall.”

Come up against a brick wall

NOT TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE AN ACTIVITY OR DOSOMETHING YOU WANT TO DO.

“We’ve tried various methods, but none of them have worked. I think we’ve come up against a brick wall.”

Come down on somebody like a ton of bricks

TO PUNISH SOMEONE VERY QUICKLY AND SEVERELY.

“If you ever do that again, we’ll come down on you like a ton of bricks.”

Be banging / hitting your head against a brick wall

IF YOU’RE “BANGING YOUR HEAD AGAINST ABRICK WALL, YOU KEEP ASKING SOMEONE TO DOSOMETHING WHICH THEY NEVER DO.

"I’ve been asking him to send me that report for six weeks now. Sometimes I feel like I’m banging my head against a brick wall.”

Drop something like a hot brick / potato

IF YOU “DROP SOMETHING LIKE A HOT BRICK”,YOU STOP USING IT BECAUSE IT’S CAUSING YOUPROBLEMS.

“They dropped the idea like a hot brick when they realized all the bad feeling it was causing.”

Drop a brick

TO MAKE A RUDE, TACTLESS OR INSENSITIVECOMMENT.

“You really dropped a brick when you made that comment about her car.”

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