a kind of person or thing that is very different from the norm
Related Idioms and Phrases :
a dying breed
A kind of person that is slowly disappearing.
a brick short of a load
(of a person) stupid – informal
This is one of a number of humorous variations on the theme of someone not possessing their proper share of brains or intelligence
come down like a ton of bricks
exert crushing weight, force or authority against someone - informal
come up against a brick wall = hit a brick wall
encounter an insuperable problem or obstacle while trying to do something.
make bricks without straw
try to accomplish something without proper or adequate
material, equipment or information
The allusion here is to Exodus 5 : 6 – 19 where without straw meant without having straw provided as the Israelites were required to gather straw for themselves in order to make the bricks required by their Egyptian taskmasters. A misinterpretation has led to the current sense.