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sticks and bricks
 n.pl.— «They were not among those who plunged into legal battle with the diocese over “sticks and bricks,” as they call it. “If we are going to live and die for this property,” Cook said, remembering the agonizing talks, “we might as well admit this is an idol for us.”» —“‘God has blessed our socks off’” by Lea Sitton Stanley Philadelphia Inquirer (Pennsylvania) Oct. 14, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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