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  • as inheavy hand
  • as iniron hand
  • as infinesse

synonyms for big stick

  • firm hand
  • iron boot
  • iron hand
  • strong hand
  • tight rein
  • tight ship
  • guile
  • acumen
  • subtlety
  • tact
  • sophistication
  • quickness
  • savvy
  • skill
  • competence
  • stratagem
  • adroitness
  • diplomacy
  • artifice
  • racket
  • polish
  • gimmick
  • ruse
  • cleverness
  • adeptness
  • discretion
  • savoir-faire
  • delicacy
  • feint
  • craft
  • bluff
  • craftiness
  • cunning
  • artfulness
  • discernment
  • trick
  • wile
  • con
  • grift
  • run-around
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How to use big stick in a sentence

The big room at King's Warren Parsonage was already fairly well filled.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Sol laughed out of his whiskers, with a big, loose-rolling sound, and sat on the porch without waiting to be asked.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
There were at least a dozen ladies seated round the big table at the Parsonage.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
I pictured him as slim and young looking, smooth-faced, with golden curly hair, and big brown eyes.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
Big Reginald took their lives at pool, and pocketed their half-crowns in an easy genial way, which almost made losing a pleasure.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
You see, they always butter their chairs so that they won't stick fast when they sit down.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
He had meted out stern justice to his own son, when he had banished big Reginald to South America; but he had his virtues.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Young Lamb's big cigar has been out long ago; but he pulls hard at it, wholly unaware of the fact.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
But we must not class in this unclean category Lord Spunyarn and his friend Haggard, who were both playing at the big table.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He was holding his big head high in the air, like a giraffe, and gazing proudly about him as he ran.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
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