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measuring the drapesMaking premature or unwarranted preparations for victory, especially election to public officeRate it:

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stick up forTo defend or protect.Rate it:

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to get hold of wrong end of the stickto not understand the situation correctlyRate it:

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stick upTo rob at gunpoint.Rate it:

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stick aroundTo stay; to linger; to remain.Rate it:

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stick outTo protrude; to extend beyond.Rate it:

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stick outTo be prominent, noticeable, or obtrusive.Rate it:

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stick upTo put up by sticking.Rate it:

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stick outTo persist. See stick it out.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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more than you can shake a stick atAlternative form of more than one can shake a stick at.Rate it:

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better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stickAlternative form of better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickRate it:

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better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickBetter than nothing; not unsatisfactory but also not a reason for enthusiastic excitement.Rate it:

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better than a poke in the eye with a shitty stickAlternative form of better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickRate it:

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carrot and stickSimultaneous rewards for good behavior and punishments for bad behavior.Rate it:

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clue stickA metaphorical stick used to beat information or understanding into a slow learner.Rate it:

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get on the stickTo get started; to begin working; to become active.Rate it:

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holy crap on a stickEmphatic form of holy crap.Rate it:

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in a cleft stickUsed other than as an idiom: see in, cleft, stick.Rate it:

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in a cleft stickIn a difficult situation, unable to choose between unfavourable options; in a dilemma.Rate it:

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it is easy to find a stick to beat a dog(rare or obsolete, proverb) If a person is determined to punish someone, they will find a way to do so.1596 Rate it:

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meat sticka man's penisRate it:

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moon on a stickEverything; all that one could desire (especially as an unreasonable demand).Rate it:

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old stickA man, chap, fellow, guy.Rate it:

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sex on a stickA person or persons considered to be very sexually attractive.Rate it:

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short end of the stickA situation, opportunity, or outcome which is less favorable than situations, opportunities, or outcomes experienced by or available to others.Rate it:

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speak softly and carry a big stickDo not boast or utter verbal threats, but do make others aware that you are prepared to use physical force if necessary.Rate it:

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stick 'em upPut your hands in the air !Rate it:

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stick a fork in somethingUsed to indicate that something or someone is finished, or, in a broader sense, defeated or ruined.Rate it:

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stick atTo continue practising, even it is difficultRate it:

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stick byto follow or adhere to somebody or something, to remain loyal and unswerving in one's attitude towards somebody or somethingRate it:

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stick downTo cause to stick to a surface.Rate it:

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stick downto stick to a surface.Rate it:

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stick downTo write something casually.Rate it:

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stick in someone's crawTo cause lasting annoyance, irritation, or hard feelings.Rate it:

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stick in the mudA person unwilling to participate in activities, often because he or she believes the activity is not wholly kosher; a party pooper.Rate it:

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stick in the mudMore generally, one who is slow, old-fashioned, or unprogressive; an old fogey.Rate it:

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stick it outTo persist or continue.Rate it:

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stick it to the manTo take some action intended to defy a source of oppression such as globalization, commercialization, big business or government.Rate it:

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stick one's dick in crazyFor a man to have sex with another person deemed insane or otherwise undesirableRate it:

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stick one's head in the sandSynonym of bury one's head in the sandRate it:

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stick one's neck outTo take a risk, putting oneself in a vulnerable position.Rate it:

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stick one's neck outGamble or venture when odds for success are slim! Step-up, speak up, while still a novitiate, inexperienced and possessing no 'savvy' in a particular venture.Rate it:

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stick one's nose inTo be nosy; to meddle or interfere in the affairs of another.Rate it:

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stick one's oar inTo meddle; to stick one's nose into (something)Rate it:

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stick out like a sore thumbBe very noticeably different, especially in a negative way; to be particularly obtrusive, conspicuous, blatant, or prominent; to attract undue attention or notice.Rate it:

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stick that in your pipe and smoke itAlternative form of put that in your pipe and smoke itRate it:

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stick the knife inTo say or do something deliberately and unnecessarily malicious.Rate it:

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stick the landingTo complete a gymnastic or other athletic routine involving leaps, vaults, somersaults, etc. by landing firmly, solidly, and flawlessly on one's feet.Rate it:

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stick the landingTo execute a flawless landing.Rate it:

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