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hit the wall

1. To become completely exhausted, fatigued, or worn out. I hit the wall after only the first mile of the race; I could barely even walk for the rest of it!
2. To suddenly end or cease making advancements. Our plans for the event hit the wall when our chief investor suddenly backed out.
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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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