Definition of 'brick wall'
Example sentences containing 'brick wall'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
I'm hitting a brick wall. The Sun (2017)You provided receipts for recovery costs but hit a brick wall. The Sun (2016)We seem to have hit a brick wall. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To hit a brick wall of organisation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was like being hit by a brick wall. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It must have been like hitting against a brick wall. The Sun (2009)History suggests it is rare for economies to hit a brick wall. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And then he hit a brick wall. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The tree hit the brick wall on the corner and she went underneath the brick and the tree. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So many of us fear there is something wrong with us or have hit an emotional brick wall. Times, Sunday Times (2014)At the final presentation to senior management, a brick wall suddenly appeared. THE STRATEGY MACHINE (2002)Rather than build thick brick walls to keep the world out, they built windows so that the world could see inside. Christianity Today (2000)DOWNSIDE The kitchen looks on to a high brick wall in the courtyard garden. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are two courtyards, with their original high Elizabethan brick walls intact. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Doing a U-turn when you've spent two years building brick walls on the other carriageway is challenging. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I chose this corner of the garden because the brick wall has character, and leads the eye to the pots from the right of the painting. Crawshaw's Watercolour Studio (1993)The Germans cut through the thick concrete foundation of a high brick wall, and would soon have been free men had the discovery not been made. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I spoke to him on Wednesday and it was like speaking to a brick wall - he just looks at his phone! The Sun (2016)
Trends of 'brick wall'
Used Occasionally. brick wall is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Nearby words of 'brick wall'
Definition of brick wall from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.