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Meaning of "taking to brick wall"



 
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Meaning of "taking to brick wall" #1 (permalink) Thu Apr 20, 2006 13:47 pm   Meaning of "taking to brick wall"
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #23 "Idioms with prepositions", question 10

It's like talking to a brick wall because you never get an answer from her...

(a) there's nobody there
(b) there's something there
(c) there's a lot there
(d) there's anything there

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #23 "Idioms with prepositions", answer 10

It's like there's nobody there because you never get an answer from her...

Correct answer: (a) there's nobody there
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what is taking to a brick wall?

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Talking to a brick wall #2 (permalink) Thu Apr 20, 2006 21:25 pm   Talking to a brick wall
 

'Talking to a brick wall' is what if feels like when you talk to someone who doesn't listen or doesn't answer.
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Brickwall #3 (permalink) Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:47 am   Brickwall
 

Hi Conchita,

At the risk of being a knowall I could add the expression up against a brick wall suggesting that you're not making any progress.

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Brickwall #4 (permalink) Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:53 am   Brickwall
 

Alan wrote:
Hi Conchita,

At the risk of being a knowall I could add the expression up against a brick wall suggesting that you're not making any progress.

Alan

Hi Alan,

Thanks for the idiom. What's wrong with being a knowall, anyway? I'm sure these terms are invented by people who are green with envy of other people's skills :) .
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Meaning of "taking to brick wall" #5 (permalink) Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:55 am   Meaning of "taking to brick wall"
 

I love knowall(s) too because they are of real help to me/us; they are my/our heros/heroines. :) haihao
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