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Stump Someone : Phrases



Meaning:

Ask someone a question and they can't answer.


Example:

With this question, I am going to
stump him.


Origin:

Pioneers built their houses and barns out of logs, and they frequently swapped work with one another in clearing new ground. Some frontiersmen would brag about their ability to pull up big stumps, but it wasn't unusual for the boaster to suffer defeat with a stubborn stump.

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