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stick-in-the-mud Line breaks: stick-in-the-mud
Pronunciation: /ˈstɪkɪnðəˌmʌd/

Definition of stick-in-the-mud in English:


A person who is dull and unadventurous and who resists change: they see many of their colleagues as stick-in-the-muds and sentimental neanderthals [as modifier]: the more stick-in-the-mud members objected to the name
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  • Every conservationist is in danger of being labelled reactionary, a stick-in-the-mud, backward-looking.
  • And then there are the old stick-in-the-muds who come up with the most interesting objections to having their course info online.
  • But it's the stick-in-the-muds who become increasingly irritated and bewildered about everything around them.
(old) fogey, conservative, museum piece, fossil, dinosaur, troglodyte
informal fuddy-duddy, square, back number, stuffed shirt
North American informal sobersides
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