a stick-in-the-mud

a stick-in-the-mud

someone who has old-fashioned ideas and does not want to try new activities 'Anyway, I'm not interested in married men.' 'Oh, don't be such a stick-in-the-mud.'
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Professional Stick-in-the-Mud: According to the survey, 24 percent of Americans think of accountants as the profession most associated with the phrase "stick-in-the-mud" * Fun in the Mud: The two celebrities Americans would most like to wrestle in the mud are Texans Jessica Simpson (38 percent of American men) and Matthew McConaughey (44 percent of American women)(1) * You're a Stick-in-the-Mud: In the survey, 47 percent of Americans said someone "wanting to leave a sporting event before the end of the game in order to beat the traffic" would be considered a stick-in-the-mud About the Jeep Brand
Despite their reputation as a stick-in-the-mud, most plant species can move some part of their anatomy, explains William K.