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I have a British friend, and we text each other sometimes. Yesterday she sent me a message with the expression "brikking it". Could someone explain it to me?

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I am not afraid to spell it out for the avoidance of doubt. Bricking it is derived from shitting a brick, meaning being very afraid.

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I've never seen it spelt that way, but urban dictionary gives the meaning I am aware of, basically "scared" but complete with all the unpleasant connotations given.

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