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draw stumps

To declare an end to the days play, and remove the bails and sometimes the stumps.

Etymology:

  • From the game of cricket, where a day's play is terminated by the umpire drawing the stumps out of the ground.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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draw stumpsTo cease doing something, at least for the day.
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