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stick at something

to keep trying to do something; to stay on a task or job. I hope he can stick at this job. He doesn't seem to be able to stick at anything for very long.
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stick at

Scruple or hesitate, as in She sticks at nothing to gain her ends. This idiom, nearly always used in a negative context, was first recorded in 1525. Also see stop at nothing.
See also: stick