hit the bricks


hit the bricks
   1. American
   to go on strike
   From walking out on to the sidewalk in the days before employees drove to work.
   2. American
   to escape or desert
   Again from the sidewalk. Hit the hump is a synonym for the hill over which the fugitive disappears.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • hit the bricks — AND hit the pavement 1. v. to start walking; to go into the streets. □ I have a long way to go. I’d better hit the bricks. □ Go on! Hit the pavement! Get going! 2. tv. to go out on strike. □ The workers hit the pavement on Friday and haven’t been …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hit the bricks — verb a) To travel about, especially on foot. [T]housands of brewers, waiters and waitresses, bartenders, cooks, checkers, cashiers, dishwashers, hotel maids and bellmen, too, would be forced to hit the bricks in search of other work. b) To leave… …   Wiktionary

  • hit the bricks — go to jail, be sentenced to a jail term, in the tank    That was the last time he hit the bricks. He never went to jail again …   English idioms

  • hit the bricks — vb American a more fashionable version of the collo quial hit the road and later hit the street (to get going or appear in public). Originally the phrase specifically referred to released prisoners …   Contemporary slang

  • hit the bricks — idi a) to walk the streets b) to go on strike …   From formal English to slang

  • hit the bricks — v. begin walking …   English slang

  • hit the bricks — phrasal slang : to go on strike : walk out …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit the pavement — verb a) To travel on foot, as on a sidewalk. But getting people to hit the pavement is more than just a health concern. . . . unicipalities are looking to combat inner city decay by keeping the streets flush with pedestrians. b) To travel or… …   Wiktionary

  • hit the pavement — Go to hit the bricks …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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