stick-in-the-mud
noun Date: 1733 one who is slow, old-fashioned, or unprogressive; especially an old fogy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stick-in-the-mud — {n.}, {informal} An overcareful person; someone who is old fashioned and fights change. * /Mabel said her mother was a real stick in the mud to make a rule that she must be home by 10 o clock on weeknights and 11:30 Saturdays./ * /Mr. Thomas is a …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stick-in-the-mud — {n.}, {informal} An overcareful person; someone who is old fashioned and fights change. * /Mabel said her mother was a real stick in the mud to make a rule that she must be home by 10 o clock on weeknights and 11:30 Saturdays./ * /Mr. Thomas is a …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stick-in-the-mud — (n.) 1733, from STICK (Cf. stick) (v.) on notion of to stick in the mud, to be content to remain in an abject condition …   Etymology dictionary

  • stick-in-the-mud — A stick in the mud is someone who doesn t like change and wants things to stay the same …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • stick-in-the-mud — stick in the muds N COUNT (disapproval) If you describe someone as a stick in the mud, you disapprove of them because they do not like doing anything that is new or fun. [INFORMAL] Syn: fuddy duddy …   English dictionary

  • stick-in-the-mud — [stik′ n thə mud΄] n. Informal a person who resists change or progress, new ideas, etc …   English World dictionary

  • stick-in-the-mud — [n] person set in ways antediluvian, conservative, diehard*, fossil*, mossback*, old fogy*, reactionary; concept 423 Ant. adventurer …   New thesaurus

  • stick-in-the-mud — stick in the .mud n someone who refuses to try anything new used to show disapproval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stick-in-the-mud — stick in the ,mud noun count INFORMAL someone with traditional ideas who is not willing to enjoy themselves or try new things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stick-in-the-mud — stick′ in the mud n. an old fogy • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • stick-in-the-mud — ► NOUN informal ▪ a person who resists change …   English terms dictionary

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