from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal One who lacks initiative, imagination, or enthusiasm.
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- n. Alternative spelling of stick in the mud.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old fogy; a slow or insignificant person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who moves slowly
- adj. (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
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Standout scene: Andrew's mother (Mary Steenburgen) and frisky, 90-year-old "Gammy Annie" (Betty White) drag stick-in-the-mud Margaret to a bar for a makeshift bachelorette party.
The truly sad thing is the reaction of all you stick-in-the-mud drones who think Governor Sanford has, somehow, done something wrong.
She's a polarizing, non-transformational, stick-in-the-mud figure who has a history of making brash, knee-jerk decisions.
“I swear, Oliver, when did you become such a stick-in-the-mud?”
Which just proves I can be a real stick-in-the-mud type of guy, I guess.
I realize I can't take him in for his interview quite yet, so I call and reschedule for later in the afternoon while I try to think of some way to cheer up this stick-in-the-mud of a wet blanket.
That Mullen further stated he'd served with gays and lesbians since 1968 didn't move the intransigent stick-in-the-mud Republican dogma.
But I cannot escape the feeling that there might be a case for giving Football League fans more of what they want, which is – and here I am being an old-fashioned stick-in-the-mud again – football.
I was gutted when the Tomlinson report was shelved and I am delighted to see David Miliband speaking up for the future of education in this country rather than pandering to stick-in-the-mud dinosuars who are more obssessed with the status of A-levels rather the actual holistic education of our children.
It's not clear from the review whether it was the practical, incurious, and stick-in-the-mud human female who invented the "emasculating" technology of farming, which would suggest that that important development in human civilization apparently doesn't count as a significant achievement.
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