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
References in classic literature ?
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
Jacks admitted; "but, you see, in the case of theories one must build them brick by brick.
The project was undertaken following a recent fire risk assessment, and having worked with Delta Security for the last couple of years Isabelle Gravenstein, General Manager at Brick By Brick, approached them for a solution:
It's going to require 260 tons of bricks and mortar being taken down by hand, brick by brick, to gain access.
Brick By Brick was the first leg of the remarkable feat, as the gelded son of Big Bad Bob destroyed his rivals from the front in the Blenheim Stakes under Shane Foley.
It's time to go beyond just pushing for female empowerment and take on the heavy work of building the nation brick by brick, said Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as she called on women to show that they are made of tougher stuff by taking a more active role in nation-building.
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 provides the audience with an exclusive insight into the Tyne Theatre's inner workings as the audience explores the 19th Century auditorium, takes a peek at the original Victorian under stage machinery and is allowed through theatre doors that have, until now, been closed to them.
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 tower has been clad in scaffolding and a protective dust cover before it is taken apart brick by brick over the new few weeks.
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.