brick by brick


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brick by brick

Steadily and continuously in a step-by-step manner, especially the creation or destruction of something. Likened to erecting (or demolishing) a house or other building one brick at a time. We built this business from nothing, brick by brick, until we had the largest retail chain in the city. Lawmakers have been tearing down the existing immigration legislation brick by brick.
See also: brick
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But then the Church came to the front, with an axe to grind; and she was wise, subtle, and knew more than one way to skin a cat -- or a nation; she invented "divine right of kings," and propped it all around, brick by brick, with the Beatitudes -- wrenching them from their good purpose to make them fortify an evil one; she preached (to the commoner) humility, obedience to superiors, the beauty of self-sacrifice; she preached
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The car was handed over to hospice ambassador Karen Dunbar by Brian Herlihy, of Taggarts Motor Group, as part of parent company Lookers' ongoing support for the new-build Brick by Brick campaign.
Newcastle's Tyne Theatre and Opera House Preservation Trust has been handed a PS1,500 cash boost from the Sir James Knott Trust so people can see Brick By Brick, a production which explores the life and time of theatre founder Joseph Cowen.
BRICK by brick the Northern Ireland Hospice hopes to raise millions of pounds to develop new facilities.
PEOPLE eager for West Bromwich's new retail and leisure development to open can watch it come to life brick by brick.
Then, 30 years ago, a group of young apprentices dismantled it brick by brick.
The housing build is themed Building Communities Brick by Brick and will benefit the poor community of Orange Farm.
The tower has been clad in scaffolding and a protective dust cover before it is taken apart brick by brick over the new few weeks.
The Shaw Group has grown brick by brick from its beginnings as Robert Shaw's Brick Works, a Hantsport, Nova Scotia, clay and tile producer.
So it is appropriate that one of the best songs in Suck It, their fourth studio album, is Brick By Brick.
RINGO Starr's old home has been boarded up to stop souvenir hunters taking it apart brick by brick.
However, MailSport can expose their under-the-radar plan to move themselves brick by brick down south.
But over the past few weeks work has been carried out to dismantle the chimney brick by brick.
There is no hard evidence for this but suspicions have been raised by Cameron's New Year message in which, when talking about the economy, he said: "The Emperor Hadrian, when asked how Rome would be rebuilt after a devastating fire, replied: 'Brick by brick, my citizens; brick by brick.