Like a Bump on a Log

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Dormant, static, not moving or responding

Etymology:

  • It is noticing that the author of famous books such as “The adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The adventures of Tom Sawyer” Mark twain used this simile that is in this phrase in 1863. What is a bump on a log? It means an unmoving lump or chunk on wood. Today the expression “like a bump on a log” can be used to describe a lazy, stationary and unmoving person or a person who is not active in giving response.
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Anna is sluggish and does not do any work. Her mother just asked her not to sit like a bump on a log and help her in house hold work.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Like a Bump on a Log':

like a bump on a logidly, listlessly, or uselessly
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mint egy dudor a fatörzsön

jak guz na kłodzie

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