pile (something) on

idiom

1
: to put a large amount of (something) on something or someone
He piled on the gravy.
The teacher punished the class by piling on more homework.
Her parents piled on the pressure to do well in school.
2
: to gained a lot of something
He piled on the pounds after he got married.

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“Pile (something) on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pile%20%28something%29%20on. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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