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    be up a stump = get confused, get into a tangle, donít know what to do

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    ÖI gave up the idea of a circus, and concluded he was from an asylum. But we never came to an asylum Ė so I was up a stump Ö (M. Twain, ďA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurís CourtĒ)

    be up a stump = get confused, get into a tangle, donít know what to do

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Last edited by vil; 04-Dec-2010 at 16:41.

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