stick in the mud

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - stick in the mud

"stick in the mud"

a person who is dull, old-fashioned, far too serious and will not try new or fun activities


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - stick in the mud

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Go and ask the boss if he will come and have a little fun at the office party.

Colleague 2:  Are you crazy?  The boss is way too boring.  He never comes to office parties.

Colleague 1:  Can't hurt to try.

Colleague 2:  In this case, it is futile.  The boss is a complete stick in the mud.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - stick in the mud

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Is that your grandfather flying down the hill on a snow saucer?

Friend 2:  Isn't he great. He always loves to have fun and try new things.

Friend 1:  Must be great to have a grandpa who isn't such a stick in the mud.

stick in the mud - Usage:


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stick in the mud - Gerund Form:

Being a stick in the mud, you decline to go bungee-jumping.

stick in the mud - Examples:

1)  I had to go so I didn't look like too much of a stick in the mud.

2)  Was his flamboyant style and unorthodoxy all too much for "stick in the mud", blinkered officials and a vengeful media out to cut down the perceived tallest ...

3)  And I'm not saying that you have to act like a stick in the mud. You can show the employer your personality while still being professional.

4)  For her part, Haines wasn't exactly a stick in the mud either. When she wasn't deftly working one or both of her keyboards at ...

5)  I don't think he should be interpreted as a stick in the mud who wants everybody to stay at home.

6)  Does social competence mean that I must be a stick in the mud? Moralistic? A prude? Is there no place for being clever?

7)  People have accused me of being a stick in the mud and they are right, i don't like change at all.

8)  ... was a lot of change happening and he chose to be a stick in the mud - he didn't have the oomph to make the break from his own father ...

9)  ... the fault is that of the user, for being a stick in the mud and wanting to drag their knuckles over familiar ground, preferring the thing that worked ...

10)  Not to seem like a stick in the mud, but Ireland's fascination with tech entrepreneurs is actually annoying.

11)  ... you are a poor old stick in the mud! Go and see life. See the wide world.

12)  I am what I call a stick in the mud. Always in the same spot, when you come back.

13)  Church leader, no one wants to listen to a serious stick in the mud. You may be Godly and smart, but if you are dull and depressing ...

14)  However, in other factors, I'm a proverbial stick in the mud and a mother to the core. I usually stay quiet, content to ...

15)  You are so typical and so unoriginal. A stick in the mud.

16)  Well, I hate to be a stick in the mud, but I couldn't disagree more with the popular opinion.

17)  While most her role was to be a stick in the mud, she could have done something more with her reaction shots.

18)  I used to read Bob Parks rants but he's really a stick in the mud and boring to boot.

19)  But you need to stop being such a stick in the mud. I mean really, all you ever do is threaten me and complain!

20)  If you object to hipster sexism, you're just a stick in the mud who doesn't have a sense of humor. You need to relax and have ...