stick-in-the-mud

[ stik-in-thuh-muhd ]SEE DEFINITION OF stick-in-the-mud
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They're a mangy, stick-in-the-mud, follow-in-the-old-ruts crowd.

Everyone got into a sort of stick-in-the-mud mood, and one felt it was only kind to stir them up.

Now that's just the kind of fine old crusted pig-headed Conservativism that's kept this the stick-in-the-mud Country it is!

Jim Langham called him a slow-coach, a tortoise, a stick-in-the-mud, and a few other names.

WORD ORIGIN

1733, from stick (v.) on notion of "to stick in the mud, to be content to remain in an abject condition."

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