be bricking it

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be bricking it

slang To be very scared or nervous. (A reference to the more vulgar phrase "shitting bricks.") Of course I was bricking it when I woke up to the sounds of an intruder in my house! My brother is so strong and scary-looking that you'll be bricking it when he threatens you.
See also: brick

be bricking it

be extremely apprehensive. informal
The expression is a euphemistic condensation of be shitting bricks (see shit).
2005 The Press (York) If I was going to be on my own, I'd be bricking it but there are six of us, we're all part of a team, so we'll be sharing the experience, and I'm happy with that.
See also: brick