to continue constantly at: to stick at one's work
stick at nothing to be prepared to do anything; be unscrupulous or ruthless
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How to use stick at in a sentence
Some one in the Genji Monogatari is said to have collected a crowd of evil-looking Yamabushi, desperate, stick-at-nothing fellows.The N Plays of Japan | Arthur Waley
I'm too voluminous—I'm a boiler-over, not a simmering stick-at-it.Tono Bungay | H. G. Wells
They will not, however, have the more methodical stick-at-it quality of those whose fingers are found firm and stiff.Palmistry for All | Cheiro
A reckless joy in the doctrine of stick-at-nothing to serve the end.The Messenger | Elizabeth Robins
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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