economy brick

economy brick

A cored, modular brick whose nominal dimensions are 4 in. by 4 in. by 8 in. (10.16 cm by 10.16 cm by 20.36 cm); actually about 3½ in. by 3½ in. by 7½ in. (8.89 cm by 8.89 cm by 19.05 cm).
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We are rebuilding our economy brick by brick, making it stronger, ensuring successes gained are here for the long term.
Richard Kirby, director of property funds at F&C, says: "If the old economy bricks and mortar as a store of wealth argument still holds, money could well move to the UK from the Continent".
It's as much for old economy bricks and mortar companies as technology ones.