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hit a brick wall

verb phrase

To encounter an insuperable obstacle: Negotiations seem to have hit a brick wall this week

[1960s+; brick wall in this sense is found by 1886]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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