Sticking place
Sticking Stick"ing, a. & n. from {Stick}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Sticking piece}, a piece of beef cut from the neck. [Eng.]

{Sticking place}, the place where a thing sticks, or remains fast; sticking point. [1913 Webster]

But screw your courage to the sticking place, And we'll not fail. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Sticking plaster}, an adhesive plaster for closing wounds, and for similar uses.

{Sticking point}. Same as {Sticking place}, above. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sticking place — sticking place, sticking point The phrase sticking point is first recorded in 1826, and in its common modern meaning ‘the limit reached of progress, agreement, etc.’ not until the 1960s. The allusion is to a line in Shakespeare s Macbeth… …   Modern English usage

  • sticking place — noun 1. : the place where something stops and sticks fast screw your courage to the sticking place Shakespeare 2. : the place or point in the neck of an animal where the knife is stuck in slaughtering * * * 1. Also called sticking point. the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sticking-place — noun The point at which a process or thing, especially a state of mind or emotion, reaches its greatest strength and remains steadfast; sticking point. But screw your courage to the sticking place …   Wiktionary

  • sticking place — 1. Also called sticking point. the place or point at which something stops and holds firm. 2. the place in the lower part of an animal s neck where the knife is thrust in slaughtering. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • sticking place — /ˈstɪkɪŋ pleɪs/ (say stiking plays) noun the place in an animal s neck where the knife is thrust in slaughtering. Also, sticking point …   Australian English dictionary

  • sticking-place — stickˈing point or stickˈing place noun The point beyond which a thing cannot proceed • • • Main Entry: ↑stick …   Useful english dictionary

  • screw your courage to the sticking place — Meaning Origin From Shakespeare s Macbeth. Lady Macbeth: We fail! But screw your courage to the sticking place, and we ll not fail …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • But screw your courage to the sticking-place… — См. Взвинтить себя …   Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)

  • but screw your courage to the sticking-place — Meaning Origin From Shakespeare s Macbeth …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • Sticking — Stick ing, a. & n. from {Stick}, v. [1913 Webster] {Sticking piece}, a piece of beef cut from the neck. [Eng.] {Sticking place}, the place where a thing sticks, or remains fast; sticking point. [1913 Webster] But screw your courage to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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