- adj. 保守的；迟钝的
- n. 守旧的人；顽固保守者
- stick-in-the-mud (n.)
- 1852, from verbal phrase, stick (v.) on notion of "one who sticks in the mud," hence "one who is content to remain in an abject condition." The phrase appears in 1730, in city of London court records, as the alias of an accused named John Baker, who with two other men received a death sentence at the Old Bailey in December 1733 for "breaking open the House of Mr. Thomas Rayner, a Silversmith, and stealing thence Plate to a great Value."
- 1. But legal experts are not sure if such a charge can stick.
- 2. I tend to stick to fresh fruit for pudding.
- 3. He walks with a stick but still leads his soldiers into battle.
- 4. I'm not a fashion victim; I stick to what suits me.
- 5. If a window is broken, you can't stick it back together again.
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