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pick up stompies

To join in or interrupt midway through a conversation, generally resulting in a misunderstanding of what's being discussed. Primarily heard in South Africa. John, you're just picking up stompies—we were discussing why this tax is a bad thing, not a good one!
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pick up stompies

break into a conversation of which you have heard only the end. South African
In Afrikaans, a stompie is a cigarette butt.
See also: pick, up