be stuck on (something)

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be stuck on (something)

1. To be unable to make progress past a certain point or level due to something that one is confused by, unable to do, etc. I'm stuck on this part of the instructions—can you explain it to me again? Don't waste valuable time if you're stuck on any single question—just skip it and move on.
2. To be fixated or focused on something, such as an idea, feeling, or belief. A: "Why is Adam mad at you?" B: "I think he's stuck on the fact that I made the track team and he didn't." Upper management is totally stuck on the notion that we need some complicated web application to launch alongside the product. Everyone on the dev team thinks it's a huge waste of time and energy, but they won't budge.
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stuck on, be

Be very fond of, as in She's been stuck on him ever since first grade. [Slang; late 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

be stuck on

Informal
To be very fond of.
See also: on, stuck
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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