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stick the landingTo complete a process in an impressive and conclusive manner.Rate it:

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stick toTo persist; to continue (to use, do, etc.)Rate it:

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stick toUsed other than as an idiom: see stick, to.Rate it:

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stick to one's gunsTo persist in faithfully attending to cannons while under fire.Rate it:

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stick to one's gunsTo maintain one’s position or viewpoint when faced with opposition.Rate it:

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stick to one's knittingTo concentrate one's attention and actions on one's own tasks, responsibilities, or affairs.Rate it:

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stick to one's ribsTo be filling, especially due to having a heavy meaty or glutinous consistency.Rate it:

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stick togetherTo physically combine by adhesion.Rate it:

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stick togetherTo unite, to combineRate it:

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stick upTo protect one's status.Rate it:

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stick up one's assA stiff, stern, uptight, or humorless manner.Rate it:

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stick withTo continue or persist; to stick to.Rate it:

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stick withTo follow or adhere to.Rate it:

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stick withTo remain close by.Rate it:

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stick-in-the-mudAlternative spelling of stick in the mud.Rate it:

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talk softly and carry a big stickAlternative form of speak softly and carry a big stick.Rate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stickTry the same thing often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.Rate it:

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to stick aroundOne whom sticks around is a person in waiting, quietly present and ready to serve.Rate it:

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walk softly and carry a big stickAlternative form of speak softly and carry a big stick.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo maintain or stick by an opinion or position; to remain resolute in the face of opposition.Rate it:

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alza le manihands up!, stick 'em up!Rate it:

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better than a poke in the eyeAlternative 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 rusty nailAlternative form of better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickRate it:

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jut outTo protrude; to extend outwards into space; to stick out.Rate it:

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me cago en el marfuck; fuck it; holy crap on a stick.Rate it:

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me cago en tus muertosfuck; fuck it; holy crap on a stickRate it:

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plumber's helperA plunger, consisting of a large suction cup attached to a stick and used to remove blockages from toilets, sinks, or drains.Rate it:

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politica del bastone e della carotacarrot and stick policyRate it:

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square roda unit of area used for measuring small quantities of land. Equal in size to a square with sides 1 rod in length. Equal to 30¼ square yards or 1/160 acre. Sometimes known, simply, as a rod.Rate it:

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stickhandleTo maintain individual possession of the puck or ball by controlling it with movements of one's stick, especially to do so in a skillful manner.Rate it:

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toe the markYou Better 'Mind Your Business', Stick To The Essentials, Follow The Rules, Work With The Program, Pay Attention:Rate it:

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walk offTo measure a distance by walking, as by counting paces or extending a measuring tape or rope.Rate it:

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walk the dogPerform a trick where the ball rolls down the shaft, and then is caught in the head of the lacrosse stick.Rate it:

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zapatero, a tus zapatoscobbler, stick to thy last. Used to criticize someone who opines about a subject without knowing it.Rate it:

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