hit (one) like a ton of bricks

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hit (one) like a ton of bricks

To have a sudden and significant impact on one. The news that my cousin had died really hit me like a ton of bricks.
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hit like a ton of bricks

To have a very significant or dramatic emotional impact on one. The news that my cousin had died hit like a ton of bricks. She's such a powerful writer. Her prose always hits like a ton of bricks.
See also: brick, hit, like, of, ton
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