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stir one's stumps

Definition of stir one's stumps in English:

[often in imperative] British informal, dated (Of a person) begin to move or act.
Example sentences
  • Things are never dull when she stirs her stumps to create a mild uproar in that pompous little town.
  • Here, you Matthews, look for sharp and stir your stumps a bit - one would think you were walking in your sleep.
  • Unfortunately, this is one disadvantage to being published by a small press - you pretty much have to stir your stumps and do your own promotion.
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