heap (something) on (someone or something)

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heap (something) on (someone or something)

To place or give a large or excessive amount of something on or to someone or something. Everyone has been heaping praise on the firefighter who risked his life to save the little girl from the blaze. He's been quick to heap scorn on the media for what he has called biased coverage.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

heap something (up)on someone or something

 
1. Lit. to pile something up on someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Please don't heap so much trouble upon me! Wally heaped leaves on the flower bed.
2. Fig. to give someone too much of something, such as homework, praise, criticism, etc. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Don't heap too much praise on her. She will get conceited. The manager heaped criticism on the workers.
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The First Minister has heaped scorn on David Cameron and George Osborne for their relentless attacks on the benefit payments that poor and disabled people rely on.
The rejectionist parties on Thursday heaped scorn on President Nicos Anastasiades' vision of a reunited island as it was relayed to a group of businessmen and diplomats a day earlier.
A prominent Dutch cartoonist at Charlie Hebdo heaped scorn on the French satirical weekly's "new friends" since the massacre at its Paris offices, in particular far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen.
But even before literary critic Edward SaA[macron]d heaped scorn on "honor-shame" analysis in Orientalism (1978), anthropologists had backed off an approach that seemed to make inherently invidious comparisons between primitive cultures and a morally superior West.
New Delhi, Mar 21, ( ANI ): Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday heaped scorn on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its internal feud, following senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani's initial disinclination to contest from Gandhinagar.
Afghan political figures have also heaped scorn on US-led forces for committing unforgivable crimes against Afghan women and children since invading the country in 2001.
The Tories heaped scorn on Mr Miliband when he made the promise a fortnight ago, while furious energy giants claimed the lights would go There's a certain amount you can do freezing prices."
The stunned party watched in horror as Shourie heaped scorn on their president, calling him " Humpty Dumpty" and " Alice in Blunderland".
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe yesterday heaped scorn on Tony Blair blaming him for 'a world in turmoil'.
A year after declaring his aim of supplanting the Tories as the main Westminster opposition, Mr Kennedy heaped scorn on Iain Duncan Smith's party as ``charlatans and chancers'' who were heading for third-party status.
SCEPTICS who heaped scorn on the introduction of short-distance bumper races for young horses late last year have had disapproval thrown back in their faces by the sale of Royal Rosa at Doncaster for a record-breaking 340,000gns.
He derided the Supreme Court's decision ending the 2000 presidential election and then heaped scorn on Republicans.
TORY leader Michael Howard yesterday heaped scorn on decades of dedication by health staff.
Locals in Clackmannanshire have heaped scorn on the new flags - which are white with a pink stripe and contain the council logo.
Later, Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy also heaped scorn on Mr Hague.