be built like a brick shithouse

be built like a brick shithouse
British & Australian, very informal! if someone is built like a brick shithouse, they are very strong and very big.

I wasn't going to argue with him - he was built like a brick shithouse.


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  • built like a brick shithouse — 1. mod. pertaining to a very strong and well built person. (Usually refers to a male. Refers to the sturdiness of an outhouse [outdoor toilet] built of brick rather than the traditional wooden outhouse. Usually objectionable.) □ Chuck is built… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • built like a brick shithouse — [B] have a strong body, have a sturdy build    Tyronne plays football. He s built like a brick shithouse …   English idioms

  • be built like a brick shithouse — british impolite phrase to be very big and strong Thesaurus: describing a person s muscles and general shapehyponym Main entry: built * * * I see shithouse …   Useful english dictionary

  • built like a brick shithouse — adj heavily, strongly or solidly built. The term is used usually of people; when referring to men it is generally appreci ative, when used of women it is more often disparaging. This is a very popular expression in Australia, but it is used… …   Contemporary slang

  • built like a brick shithouse — adjective a) Exceptionally well constructed; strong or tough. b) Having a muscular body, particularly with well developed muscles of the chest and arms …   Wiktionary

  • built like a brick shithouse — Phrs. Large, sturdy, strong. Often said of a person …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • built like a brick shithouse — adj. muscular; strong in appearance; curvaceous (said of women) …   English slang

  • be built like a brick shithouse — British impolite to be very big and strong …   English dictionary

  • brick shithouse — Noun. Something or someone strong and very sturdy, with impressive physique. Usually heard in the phrase built like a brick shithouse …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • brick shithouse — noun a) An article built more robustly than its function requires; implies an element of indestructability. Part Polynesian, part Melanesian, part brick shithouse. He crossed the gym with the proprietary waddle of a troll in its lair, […]. b) A… …   Wiktionary

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