old stick

old stick

A person (used in a familiar, offhand, or mildly disparaging manner). Primarily heard in UK. He's a bit strange, but he's not a bad old stick, all the same.
See also: old, stick
References in classic literature ?
Sober old stick, Thomson," her brother observed, as they started off.
Yaas, to be sure I do," drawled Lord Ingram; "and the poor old stick used to cry out 'Oh you villains childs
GARY Rowett faces the old stick or twist selection quandary when he takes his Birmingham City team to Derby County tomorrow.
He's a good old stick and maybe at the age of seven we have worked out how to train him.
Being at Hay can remind you |of the saying 'an old stick in the mud': Having been diverted to a wet weather car park, I had to make a decision on where to park in an already muddy field that would allow the forecast of torrential rain to not translate into my car having to be pulled out a muddy quagmire by a tractor.
Talking of which, wasn't David Bradley incredible as Hartnell - the grumpy old stick who, sick to death of being typecast as shouty sergeant major types, took a punt on a kid's show about a mad old duffer who travels the galaxy in an old police box.
I always saw him as a mysterious, slightly threatening old stick.
And that dry old stick Lord Justice Leveson must have been really hacked off when he first found out about them.
Old stick in the mud I may be, but I don't want my afternoon book binge shattered by the blood-curdling howl of the Hound Of The Baskerville or the ringing of swords as those Three Musketeers start swashing and buckling all over again.
I knew why, but the fans didn't and I got some fair old stick from them.
Home And Away (Five) He's a decent old stick who would probably spend a week praying for forgiveness if he accidentally stepped on a wood louse, so it's surprising to see Geoff lose his temper this week.
Matisse, and that dry old stick, Alberti with his Santa Maria Novella plus Bryan Avery (I thought he ran a rival practice) are all mentioned along with a short piece discussing the company logo: 'Our logo is a scientifically accurate representation of what we see combining logic and accuracy with a timeless perspective of art and creation'.
Robert Alner's inmate certainly likes a test of stamina and is a reliable old stick who should give another decent showing here.
Everybody knows we are Newcastle fans and we get some right old stick.