Posted by Maggi on July 20, 2000
Can anyone settle the dispute between myself and my multi-national bunch of colleagues who insist I am having them on by insisting this expression isn't the insult they all seem to think it is.
I used it in the sense that the person was solid, dependable, reliable, good-natured, etc.
Can anyone explain how this came into use. Is it a house-brick, a brick of ice-cream perhaps???? Please help defend me against the rest of the world.