draw stumps

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the game of cricket, where a day's play is terminated by the umpire drawing the stumps out of the ground.

VerbEdit

draw stumps

  1. (cricket, of the umpires) To declare an end to the days play, and remove the bails and sometimes the stumps.
  2. (idiomatic) To cease doing something, at least for the day.

Related termsEdit

Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 22:01