hit the wall


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hit the wall

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If someone or something hits the wall they reach a point where no more progress can be made. Asked if her career had hit the wall she said: `I don't know. We'll have to see.' To ensure their businesses do not hit the wall, operators must make sure their financial management is strong.
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hit the wall

1. To become suddenly and extremely fatigued, especially when participating in an endurance sport, such as running.
2. To lose effectiveness suddenly or come to an end: The stock rally hit the wall when interest rates rose.
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He told the inquest: "I used the hand brake but the truck just rolled forward and hit the wall.
Coulby Newham fire station's Watch Manager Ian Eccles said: "For some reason he left the road and hit the wall and the tree has stopped the vehicle going into the garden.
Even though I'd rather not hit the wall, and it hurts, it's a great experience and you learn a lot.
Retrosi hit the wall near the bottom of her run and appeared unconscious as she slid underneath her sled.
Foam blocks inside the SAFER barrier were crushed by the car's force (push or pull) as it hit the wall.
They all start with fixing the process and hit the wall at 4 to 4.
Zefer hit the wall, like almost every other Internet start-up.
It's that time of year and, whether you are self employed or own a major business, when you hit the wall, you hit the wall.
Most (clients) are successful domestically and have hit the wall in the domestic market and want to broaden their horizons," Aspin says.
After a successful first year out of the gate, we stumbled badly in the first quarter of 2000, then hit the wall last summer.
She pulled the car round and I thought 'we're going to hit the wall, we're going to hit the wall' and then we hit the wall," he said.
Until recently, laptops powered by Intel chips hit the wall at a top speed of 150MHz, while high-end desktop PCs continue to push the envelope, achieving speeds of 300MHz.
We will succeed only if we remember what it is like to hit the wall, only if we are willing to share our experience and run beside those new to the pursuit.
The Mazda 323 ploughed through a hedge and hit the wall of the Erimus housing office in Berwick Hills, Middlesbrough.