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brick

1. noun, slang A helpful, reliable, steadfast person. Tom has been a real brick during all the trouble we've dealt with this year. I don't think I could have gotten through it all without his support.
2. noun, slang A packaged block of illegal drugs. He was caught with 10 bricks of heroin in his trunk, so he's going to jail for a long, long time.
3. noun, slang In basketball, a shot that misses due to a poor, underpowered throw. She had a chance to win the game at the last second, but she threw up a brick from the three-point line.
4. noun, slang In poker, a card that is of no value to one's hand. Said especially of communal cards. I would have had a full house if the last card were an 8, but I got a brick on the turn and my whole hand became worthless.
5. noun, slang An inoperable electronic device, such as a phone, tablet, or computer. A power surge fried my brand-new table, leaving me with a shiny new brick.
6. verb, slang To cause an electronic device, such as a phone, tablet, or computer, to become completely inoperable. Don't try to use a power adapter other than that came in the box, or it could brick your console. I tried jailbreaking my phone, but I just ended up bricking it instead.
7. verb, slang To attack someone with one or more bricks. The two men were sentenced to five years in prison for bricking someone outside a bar after they had gotten into an argument with him inside.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

brick

1. n. a failed shot (in basketball) that bounces off the rim or backboard. Chalk up another brick for Michael.
2. n. any failure. This whole thing is a mess. Whose brick is this anyway?
3. in. to fail. (From sense 1) The whole project bricked because we sat on the contract too long.
4. tv. to strike or punch someone. (Streets.) That dude just bricked a cop!
5. n. a block of marijuana; a kilo of cocaine. (Drugs.) Man, I can’t afford a brick! Gimme a bag. The police said he was carrying a “brick” of cannabis when arrested.
6. n. a large, brick-shaped, handheld mobile telephone that is a precursor to the modern cellphone. I still have my old “brick,” but I’d be embarrassed to use it, even if it did still work.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Those pieces of wood were the forerunners to BRICKY, and though they were fairly basic, they did the job, helping Noel to build his outhouse in a fraction of the time.
The Thirsty Bricky has scored three times in handicap chase company this year, and was unlucky not to make it four when second to Mon Chevalier here in May.
I attended the Greyhound Boardof Great Britain annual Awards in London on Sunday and sat on my table was Jonathan Duffy.Avery successful racehorse owner, his Master Of The Hallwas an impressive winner at Newbury last Friday, then yesterday at Towcester The Thristy Bricky obliged at 5's and today he is represented by ERZEN(3.10), trained by Nicky Henderson.
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He may be a plumber, a bricky or spark, but always the master , when out on the park.
The Thirsty Bricky 3.30 Kelso SP forecast 13-8 Has put a leg problem behind him in no uncertain terms this season, finishing 2F11 and had plenty in hand at Ayr last time, so doubtful a 10lb rise is going to stop him, especially with his jockey reducing the burden by 7lb.
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A very successful racehorse owner, his Master Of The Hall was an impressive winner at Newbury last Friday, then yesterday at Towcester The Thristy Bricky obliged at 5's and today he is represented by ERZEN(3.10), trained by Nicky Henderson.
Second to The Dashing Doctor at Limerick last time, THE THIRSTY BRICKY, which I ride for J D Moore in the opener, should have an each-way chance.
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That's ten grand he's won for us now' Trainer David Thompson after The Thirsty Bricky gained his second win of the week in Ayr's 2m handicap chase STANDING ROOM ONLY There were only eight bookmakers in the main ring at Chepstow but ten were standing on the rails.
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