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    What is the meaning of "hit the bricks"?

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    Re: idiom

    From Dictionary.com: hit the bricks
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    a. to walk the streets, esp. as an unemployed or homeless person.
    b. to go on strike: "With contract talks stalled, workers are threatening to hit the bricks."

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    Re: idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What is the meaning of "hit the bricks"?
    It means to go out on strike, as in The union voted to hit the bricks as soon as their contract expired.

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