Today’s comic is Dilbert.
“Dilbert, this is Ellen, your new project manager.”
– Pointy Haired Boss introducing Dilbert to his new supervisor
“If you do a bad job, Ellen will be on you like a ton of Bricks.”
– Pointy Haired Boss warning Dilbert that he had better do a good job
Like a Ton of Bricks
What does Pointy Haired Boss mean when he says that Ellen will be on Dilbert “like a ton of bricks?”
The expression, “A ton of bricks”, means a lot of pressure. The idiom comes from the idea that a ton of bricks is literally very heavy. This means that Ellen will give Dilbert a very difficult time at work by putting a lot of pressure on him if he does not do well.