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stick to one's ribs
Fig. [for food] to last long and fortify one well; [for food] to sustain one even in the coldest weather. This oatmeal ought to stick to your ribs. You need something hearty on a cold day like this. I don't want just a salad! I want something that will stick to my ribs.
stick to your ribs
if something that you eat sticks to your ribs, it makes you feel you have eaten a lot That chocolate pudding really sticks to your ribs.
stick to the ribs
Be substantial or filling, as in It may not be health food but steak really sticks to the ribs. This idiom was first recorded in 1603.
1. n. a joke; an act of teasing. I didn’t mean any harm. It was just a little rib.
2. tv. to tease someone. Please don’t rib me any more tonight. I’ve had it.
n. a joke; something very funny. That was a real rib-tickler. I’ll remember that joke.
stick to (one's) ribsInformal
To be substantial or filling. Used of food.