run through a brick wall


1. be willing to do whatever is necessary to accomplish or attain something






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staff would run through a brick wall for their boss

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 To 'run through a brick wall' is an idiom which means to do whatever it takes to succeed. To come up against a brick wall means to come up against a difficulty or obstacle, so the image of running thought the obstacle and not letting it stop you is very powerful. This is an idiom you are more likely to hear in corporate contexts.

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  1. The boss's motivational and interpersonal skills are so high that her staff would run through a brick wall if she asked them to.
  2. In the interview I said that I was the type of person who would be willing to run through brick walls to get a job done. I think they appreciated my drive and determination.
  3. The manager accused Helen of not being willing to go the extra mile. She countered by saying that she had no intention of running through brick walls for such meagre pay.

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  1. There are many challenges ahead of me but I'd run through a brick wall to have the chance to go to Oxford.
  2. My mother expects us all to run through brick walls every time she needs help with something.

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