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brick

1 noun CONSTR in buildingbríce masc4  c m ubrick house teach brící 2 noun child's toybríce masc4  c m ubrícín masc4  c m u
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3 noun rectangular block bloc masc1  c m u 4 noun informal dependable personhe's a brick is é an togha é, is féidir brath air i gcónaíyou're a brick! mo ghraidhin thú!, maith thú féin!
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bricks and mortar

1 noun buildingsfoirgnimhréadmhaoinpeople are more important than bricks and mortar is tábhachtaí daoine ná foirgnimhhe invested his money in bricks and mortar d'infheistigh sé a chuid airgid i gcúrsaí tógála 2 (also

bricks-and-mortar

) adjective BUS-ADM, COMM operating in a buildinga traditional bricks-and-mortar company comhlacht den seandéanamh atá suite i bhfoirgneamh

to be bricking it

(also

to be bricking yourself

) informaldo chroí a bheith i do bhéal agatan cac a bheith ar crith ionat vulgar

to come up against a brick wall

(also

to run up against a brick wall

, to hit a brick wall

) we suddenly came up against a brick wall go tobann bhí fál go haer romhainn

to be like talking to a brick wall

informal, pejorative I told him but it was like talking to a brick wall d'inis mé dó é ach bhí sé chomh maith agam labhairt leis an mballa, dúirt mé leis é ach sin a raibh ar a shon agam

like a ton of bricks

informalar nós paca prátaímar a bheadh tonna brícíthat news hit me like a ton of bricks bhain an scéala sin siar asam, bhain an nuacht sin stangadh asam

to come down on sb like a ton of bricks

(also

to be down on sb like a ton of bricks

) informalíde béil a thabhairt do dhuineleadhbairt den teanga a thabhairt do dhuine

to make bricks without straw

they're being asked to make bricks without straw táthar ag iarraidh orthu brící a dhéanamh gan tuí

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