to stick with (something)

Idiom Definition

"to stick with (something)"

to continue doing something although it is difficult or although other people have stopped doing it

Idiom Definition - to stick with it


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to stick with it

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How are you doing learning the guitar?

Friend 2:  Not so well.  I've been practicing an hour a day and I'm not getting anywhere.  I'm thinking about quitting.

Friend 1:  Perseverance is the key.  Just keep trying and you will get better.

Friend 2:  I suppose you're right.  I'll stick with it.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to stick with it

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I'm thinking about stopping the new advertising campaign we launched last week.

Colleague 2:  Why is that?

Colleague 1:  The numbers are just not looking good.

Colleague 2:  Sometimes it takes a little time for these new campaigns to start to become effective.

Colleague 1:  It couldn't hurt to stick with it for a couple more weeks.

to stick with (something) - Usage:


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to stick with (something) - Gerund Form:

Sticking with the plan usually yields good results.

to stick with (something) - Examples:

1)  They also have the tenacity and patience to stick with that vision, even when fighting an uphill battle.

2)  It was a point of view he would stick with in years ahead.

3)  Don't get distracted. Stick with the simple stuff. 

4)  Perseverance turns dreams into reality. Stick with your passion. Let it inspire you through the hard work to come.

5)  To the CEO, if a product is not selling, you don't stick with it until the product destroys your business.

6)  In order to continue working, you must stick with your course of treatment so the disease will be well-managed.

7)  Morning exercisers tend to stick with their exercise habit.

8)  Speaking from my own experience, pumping is HARD and not all women can stick with it.

9)  You will find your way, it may be hard but you have to stick with it and make it happen because very rarely will it just happen.

10)  I guess I'll stick with being great at one thing and pretty good at the other things. 

11)  The payoff came from sticking with what has become a familiar message, now in its fourth year.

12)  This is my opinion and I am sticking with it.

13)  Around the age of 12 boys have to make some decision based on sticking with the mother's value system or going with the male value system.

14)  It takes a lifetime dedication to achieve true fluency. However sticking with language instruction from kindergarten and beyond is the first step.

15)  I can see myself sticking with music in the future. My mother has suggested becoming a professional floutist.

16)  Obama stuck with his core campaign tenets right throughout the election campaign.

17)  Quine rejected modal notions including dispositions and stuck with the idea of empiricism as a methodology until the end.

18)  Not all the women in the study stuck with their assigned diets. 

19)  They learned a trade, found a job or bought a farm, and stuck with the same occupation for the rest of their lives.

20)  She stuck with me as I desperately hunted for my first post-college big-girl job.