bricks and mortar

noun
building material consisting of bricks laid with mortar between them
Hypernyms: ↑building material

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bricks and mortar
Brit : houses and other buildings especially when people consider buying them because of their possible future value

Market uncertainties have been driving the rush to invest in bricks and mortar.

— see also brick-and-mortar
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Main Entry:brick

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bricks and ˈmortar idiom
buildings, when you are thinking of them in connection with how much they cost to build or how much they are worth

They put their money into bricks and mortar.

(business)

a new Internet company without a lot of bricks-and-mortar businesses

(= businesses with buildings that customers go to)

(NAmE also)

brick-and-mortar businesses

Main entry:brickidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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