two-by four over the head

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España, español

I do not understand the meaning of the expression "two-by four over the head"
The context is "Holly Anderson's birthday surprise turned out to be a two-by four over the head."
I would translate it as "La fiesta sorpresa de cumpleaños de Holly Anderson resultó ser un fracaso"

Thank you in advance.
  • Kindred

    Senior Member
    (n): a timber measuring (slightly under) 2 inches by 4 inches in cross section

    Una posible traducción: "un ladrillazo en la cabeza"
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