stick in the mud


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stick in the mud

Someone who is considered boring, often due to unpopular or outdated beliefs. Sally was tired of being called a stick in the mud by her friends just because she refused to drink alcohol. Just because I don't like roller coasters doesn't mean I'm a stick in a mud—I like lots of other fun things!
See also: mud, stick

stick in the mud

n. a dull and old-fashioned person. Don’t be such an old stick in the mud.
See also: mud, stick