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From Alex McLintock <>
Subject OT: You're a brick
Date Mon, 01 Jul 2002 07:26:29 GMT
At 07:52 01/07/02, you wrote:

>Anthony Aldridge wrote:
> >
> > Hurrah! You're a brick!
> >
>Sorry, but my english is not good enough to figure out
>what you exactly mean by this. Can you enlighten me?
>PS: I hope it's a compliment!

I assume it is an English idiom because I see nothing unusual about it.

To me it means you are really great because you are reliable, helpful,
and solid.

What you need to think of here is a house made of brick. The brick is
tough, and supports the house....

Sorry for continuing this off topic thread....

There is a similar sounding word which is a lot ruder, but it doesn't have 
a b in it.


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