stacks on the mill

stacks on the mill
In sporting contexts, a pile-up of players, usually on top of the ball. It was originally a schoolyard game, a call to children to pile in a heap on top of someone. The full cry in the Australian children's game was 'stacks on the mill, more on still!' The phrase is now sometimes abbreviated to stacks on. 'Stacks' is a corruption of 'sacks', from an older British game 'more sacks to the mill'.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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