stick at


verb (intr, preposition)

to continue constantly atto stick at one's work
stick at nothing to be prepared to do anything; be unscrupulous or ruthless

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Idioms and Phrases with stick at

stick at

Scruple or hesitate, as in She sticks at nothing to gain her ends. This idiom, nearly always used in a negative context, was first recorded in 1525. Also see stop at nothing.

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