短语 like a ton of bricks 可以用来形容某物很重，也可以形容某人受惊吓，使某人惊呆。
- I can't carry that bag all the way home - it's like a ton of bricks!
- The news about her grandfather's illness hit Suzanne like a ton of bricks.
值得注意的是，短语 weigh a ton 的意思是重的、沉的。
- Can you help me to move this armchair? It weighs a ton!