Friday, March 20, 2015

Mar 20th – Dilbert: Like a Ton of Bricks

Hello everyone!

Today’s comic is Dilbert.

Comic Breakdown

“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.

Today’s images are from here, here, and here.

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