Idioms Stick

Idioms Stick


1. Stick to your guns

To stick to your opinion even though others think you are wrong.

He was asked to change his design, but he stuck to his guns.


2. Stick in one’s gizzard


The bright yellow pants look garish, and they stick in my gizzard.


3. Stick to one’s last

Not to meddle with what you do not understand.

I will stick to my last when it comes to painting.


4. Stick one’s neck/chin out

To expose oneself to censure by speaking/acting boldly.

The captain stuck out his neck for his men during their trial.


5. Sticks in your throat


When rich people exploit the poor, it sticks in your throat.


6. Sticks out a mile/like a sore thumb


The squatter huts next to the exclusive condominiums stick out like a sore thumb.





Choose the right expression to fill in the blanks in the following sentences.

1. Lionel continued to ……….. the job of caring for his bed-ridden brother.

A. stick out B. stick at C. stick into

2. The patient has a mass of tubes ………… her frail body.

A. sticking at B. sticking into C. sticking by

3. Her sweet voice will ……. my mind.

A. stick in B. stick into C. stick by

4. We appreciate friends who ……….. us when we are in trouble.

A. stick at B. stick out C. stick by

5. An honourable man ……… his word in any business deal.

A. sticks by B. sticks at C. sticks around

6. They like to ……. the habit of eating supper every night.

A. stick to B. stick out C. stick in

7. If we ……., we can survive this crisis.

A. stick at B. stick into C. stick together

8. She has to ……….. her landlady’s cooking although she does not like it.

A. stick at B. stick with C. stick out

9. Minah is a ……… as she does not want to learn how to use a computer.

A. stick insect B. stickleback C. stick-in-the-mud








1.B 2.B 3.A 4.C 5.A 6.A 7.C 8.B 9.C




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