run\ into\ a\ brick\ wall

run\ into\ a\ 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 tried to change Father's mind about letting him use the car Saturday night, but he was up against a stone wall.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • run into a brick wall — or[run into a stone wall] See: STONE WALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run into a brick wall — or[run into a stone wall] See: STONE WALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run into a brick wall — run into/come up against/hit/etc a (brick) wall phrase to reach a point in a process where there are problems that seem impossible to solve We seem to have come up against a brick wall with this project. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • run\ into\ a\ stone\ 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 — • 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

  • hit a brick wall — run into/come up against/hit/etc a (brick) wall phrase to reach a point in a process where there are problems that seem impossible to solve We seem to have come up against a brick wall with this project. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • run one's head into a brick wall or a post —  1. Behave obstinately. Persevere stupidly.  2. Encounter insuperable difficulties …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • run into a wall — run into/come up against/hit/etc a (brick) wall phrase to reach a point in a process where there are problems that seem impossible to solve We seem to have come up against a brick wall with this project. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • come up against a brick wall — run into/come up against/hit/etc a (brick) wall phrase to reach a point in a process where there are problems that seem impossible to solve We seem to have come up against a brick wall with this project. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a… …   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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