carry the stick

carry the stick

tv. to live as a hobo, on the streets. (Streets. From the stick that supports the hobo’s bundle.) I was afraid I’d be carrying the stick if I got laid off.
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They carry the stick of Medicare, Medicaid and the Department of Defense, which pays for a whole lot of health care.
Abu Majid said he takes in about SR50 every day from selling his sticks and has to pay SR10 to a person who helps carry the sticks to and from his home.