drop a brick

drop a brick
AND drop a bomb(shell) tv. o reveal startling information.
Tracy came in and dropped a brick that scared us all.
You really dropped a bombshell!

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  • drop a brick — phrasal slang : to do or say something indiscreet : make a blunder * * * drop a brick To say or do something horrifyingly tactless or indiscreet • • • Main Entry: ↑brick drop a brick see under ↑brick • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop a brick Brit. — drop a brick Brit. informal make an indiscreet or embarrassing remark. → drop …   English new terms dictionary

  • drop a brick — (Slang) err, make a mistake …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drop a brick — idi to make a social blunder, esp. an indiscreet remark …   From formal English to slang

  • drop a brick —  Behave tactlessly. Make an error …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • drop a clanger — (informal) 1. To say something tactless 2. To make a stupid blunder • • • Main Entry: ↑clang * * * drop a ˈbrick/ˈclanger idiom (BrE, inform …   Useful english dictionary

  • brick — 1 /brIk/ noun 1 (C, U) a hard block of baked clay used for building walls, houses etc: a brick wall 2 (C) BrE a small square block of wood, plastic etc used as a toy 3 (C) old fashioned a good person who you can depend on when you are in trouble …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • brick — /brɪk / (say brik) noun 1. a block of clay, usually rectangular, hardened by drying in the sun or burning in a kiln, and used for building, paving, etc. 2. such blocks collectively. 3. the material. 4. any similar block, especially a small one of …  

  • drop — n. & v. n. 1 a a small round or pear shaped portion of liquid that hangs or falls or adheres to a surface (drops of dew; tears fell in large drops). b a very small amount of usu. drinkable liquid (just a drop left in the glass). c a glass etc. of …   Useful english dictionary

  • brick — brick1 W3S2 [brık] n [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: brique, from Middle Dutch bricke] 1.) [U and C] a hard block of baked clay used for building walls, houses etc ▪ a brick wall ▪ a house made of brick ▪ Protesters attacked the police with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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