to stick by

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - stick by

"to stick by"

to remain loyal to someone or something;

to help or support someone or something


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - stick by

"to stick by"

to maintain a principle or position on an issue


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - stick by

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Looks like the company is in so much trouble that it is going to go bankrupt. I'm going to find another job. What about you?

Colleague 2:  I have been with this company since it started so I am going to stick by it until the end.

Colleague 1:  I commend you on your loyalty.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - stick by

Two parents are talking ...

Mother:  It's Judy's Spring Prom dance on Friday night.

Father:  She's still grounded.

Mother:  Perhaps we could make an exception.

Father:  I think it is very important that we stick by our decisions.

Mother:  So, you think we shouldn't allow her to go to the dance?

Father:  That's correct. We abide by the rules we set.


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to stick by - Gerund Form:

Sticking by your decisions shows strength of character.

to stick by - Examples:

1)  ... triumphant and assured that the president will stick by his campaign promise to rescind the tax cuts on the wealthy.

2)  He has a contract. He has a right to stick by it.

3)  I just see her as someone that took her vows and has tried to stick by them since.

4)  What is the point in having a friend if they do not stick by you in difficult situations?

5)  Tell me about a time when you had to stick by a decision you had made, even though it made you very unpopular.

6)  If he loved the show THAT much, he would have stuck by it, his staff, and fans to make it work.

7)  All of those people that stuck by me and helped me have motivated me to do the same for others.

8)  ... and Lacey, his girlfriend at the time he was making the videos, stuck by him and is soon to become his wife. 

9)  ... whole life I have had the witness of a mother and a father who have stuck by each other through thick and thin, through the ups and downs and there ...

10)  He has worked with me entirely too hard and stuck by me through too much to just go out and cheat.

11)  The truth is it's family entertainment. That's my story and I'm sticking by it.

12)  ... but it pales in comparison to what my wife has endured sticking by my side and helping me become a better person.

13)  I'm a firm believer in sticking by and sticking up for the people whom you've elected.

14)  But he made clear that he was sticking by the original intent of his criticism. "I don't apologize for the ...

15)  ... who helped draft the measure, said he was sticking by the law although he would try to find relief for farmers who rely on ...

16)  Plainview is a man who sticks by his beliefs and to him there is nothing worse than spiritual fraudulence which is ...

17)  Fergie has principles, and he sticks by them. 

18)  His best friend throughout childhood is black and Alex sticks by him even when he's at risk of violence from racist thugs.

19)  ... and he never sticks by his pledges of forfeiture when proven wrong.

20)  This will give you a peace of mind that the company sticks by the quality of their service.