pull up stumps

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the game of cricket, where a day's play is terminated by the umpire pulling up the stumps.

VerbEdit

pull up stumps

  1. (idiomatic) To cease doing something, at least for the day.
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

To cut off one's roots; or to pull up your house, (figurative) stumps & all.

VerbEdit

pull up stumps

  1. (idiomatic) To relocate, emigrate, move one's home to some other place.
Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 17:37