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brick-and-mortar

[brik-uh n-mawr-ter] /ˈbrɪk ənˈmɔr tər/
adjective
1.
pertaining to conventional stores, businesses, etc., having physical buildings and facilities, as opposed to Internet or remote services.
2.
made of bricks and mortar.
Also, bricks-and-mortar.
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British Dictionary definitions for bricks and mortar

bricks and mortar

noun
1.
  1. a building or buildings he invested in bricks and mortar rather than stocks and shares
  2. (as modifier) a bricks-and-mortar fortune
2.
  1. a physical business premises rather than an internet presence
  2. (as modifier) bricks-and-mortar firms
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Slang definitions & phrases for bricks and mortar

bricks and mortar

noun phrase

Buildings and construction, esp as an item of expenditure and administrative emphasis for an institution (1850s+)


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Idioms and Phrases with bricks and mortar
Basic and essential, as in Matthew Arnold's essay (1865): “Margate, that bricks-and-mortar image of British Protestantism.” This phrase transfers essential building materials to other fundamental matters. It also may be used more literally to denote a building or buildings (whether or not made of bricks and mortar), as in The alumni prefer to see their donations in the form of bricks and mortar. [ Mid-1800s ]
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