on the stick

*on the stick

Inf. organized and busy. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Get on the stick and get this job done! Come on, you guys. Let's get on the stick!
See also: on, stick
References in classic literature ?
And he left five years ago--the date is on the stick.
One Ear was uttering quick, eager whines, lunging at the length of his stick toward the darkness, and desisting now and again in order to make frantic attacks on the stick with his teeth.