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20/01/2014

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John Cowan

So a brick in BrE is no longer a sterling person, "one whom one approves for his genuine good qualities" (OED def. 6)?

Peter Harvey

Yes, though it's rather dated nowadays. But you would say that someone is a brick, not that they have played the part of a brick.

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