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"at the crease"

 
 
anonymously99
 
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Reply Thu 17 Apr, 2014 01:51 am
@avalipeng,
He's working on ideas.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 17 Apr, 2014 01:53 am
An umpire is the same as a referee. Sundry means various. I don't have enough context to know, but it appears that the author is extending the metaphor of "at the crease" by saying various referees--extending the sporting metaphor.
anonymously99
 
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Reply Thu 17 Apr, 2014 02:00 am
@Setanta,
"That's enough!" He said.
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fresco
 
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Reply Thu 17 Apr, 2014 04:25 am
@avalipeng,
The metaphor is now clear:It means the individual in question is still "making the running" despite attempts by various dissenters (shouting "owzat ?" to sundry umpires) that he should no longer have the power. (be given "out" in cricket)
avalipeng
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2014 01:57 am
@fresco,
I got it, thanks a lot! Fresco
McTag
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2014 02:38 am
@avalipeng,

I was quite helpful too, if I might modestly claim so to have been.

Wink
avalipeng
 
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Reply Sun 4 May, 2014 07:08 pm
@McTag,
of course you are helpful, thank you very much, Mc Tag!
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