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    Question ton of bricks, felt on edge

    What do these expressions mean?
    1. He came down on me like a ton of bricks.
    2. I felt on edge.

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    Re: ton of bricks, felt on edge

    He was very severe in his reaction. If your boss comes down on you like a ton of bricks, she is very angry about something you did and you are in a lot of trouble.

    If you feel "on edge" you are nervous.

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    Re: ton of bricks, felt on edge

    "Like a ton of bricks" can refer to any heavy fall, so it can be either strongly negative (as in gerlinecpp's case) or strongly positive: 'He fell for her like a ton of bricks, and they were married within a week.'

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