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be/come up against a (brick) wall

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe/come up against a (brick) wallbe/come up against a (brick) wallto reach a point where you cannot make progress, especially because something or someone is stopping you We seem to have come up against a brick wall in this investigation. wall
Examples from the Corpus
be/come up against a (brick) wallShe swam in what she hoped was the direction of the stairs, only to come up against a wall.
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