brick wall
noun Date: 15th century 1. a wall made of brick 2. an immovable block or obstruction <
the plan ran into a brick wall
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  • brick wall — UK US noun [C, usually singular] ► a point or level that it is very difficult to go past: »The housing market declined as the boom in prices hit a brick wall. ► a problem or situation that is very difficult to solve: »Their hopes to expand the… …   Financial and business terms

  • brick wall — n. anything or anyone that is impenetrable, unrelenting, unyielding, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • brick wall — n. anything or anyone that is impenetrable, unrelenting, unyielding, etc …   English World dictionary

  • brick\ wall — • stone wall • brick wall • run into a brick wall • run into a stone wall adj Something hard to overcome; an idea or belief that is hard to change. The students ran into a brick wall when they asked the principal to put off the examination. Dick… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • brick wall — /brɪk ˈwɔl/ (say brik wawl) noun 1. a wall made from bricks. 2. a barrier to further progress in some enterprise: we came up against a brick wall. –brickwall, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • brick wall — noun An obstacle. They all ran up against the brick wall of high cost until the cryogenic option was proven feasible in 1973. [ …   Wiktionary

  • brick wall — See: STONE WALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • brick wall — See: STONE WALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • brick wall — …   Useful english dictionary

  • brick wall, run one's head into —  Meet with insurmountable difficulties, opposition, etc. Attempt the impossible …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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