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  1. Srdjee
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    Wink brick "verb"

    Caio,

    I have found in one book a intersting sentence. The situation is about that a couple is having a quarel because the guy cheated on his girlfriend.
    After a while, the guy says:

    "By now, I am really bricking myself. My girfriend nas no idea what Pablo might do to us if he finds us here."

    How to understand "bricking". As much as I have understood the guy is defending his position, proecting his view of the situation and so on.
    It that correct ?

    thanx a lots in advance

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    Re: brick "verb"

    "By now, I am really bricking myself. My girfriend nas no idea what Pablo might do to us if he finds us here."

    Well, there is an idiom and it's not a very nice idiom but here it goes:

    shit a brick (shit bricks) - to be anxious or to be scared.

    I am bricking myself is about the same as I am shitting bricks.

    ...and that means I am very scared.

    Sorry for the bluntness, in this case I wouldn't know how else to explain it.



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    Re: brick "verb"

    Thanks Marylin,

    I would never have understood that one had you not been plain.

    Surely you do not have to ask to be excused for explaining a phrase which you did not invent?!!

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