stuck for, be

Be unable to obtain or think of, as in We're stuck for a fourth for bridge, or In this course I'm always stuck for an answer. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]


Nearby words

  1. stubby,
  2. stuc,
  3. stucco,
  4. stuccowork,
  5. stuck,
  6. stuck on, be,
  7. stuck with,
  8. stuck-up,
  9. stuckism,
  10. stud

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.