stick at

verb(intr, preposition)
  1. to continue constantly at: to stick at one's work

  2. stick at nothing to be prepared to do anything; be unscrupulous or ruthless

Words Nearby stick at

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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.

  • 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

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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