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get the stick

To be punished or reprimanded in some way. Physical violence is usually not involved, despite the phrasing. Boy, we really got the stick from Professor Adams after he heard us talking during his lecture. We're definitely going to get the stick from the boss if we hand this report in late.
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He is still a young lad and if he is still getting the stick he has been getting over the last four or five months now, come to somewhere people appreciate you.
He is still a young lad and if he is still getting the stick he has been getting over the last four or [euro]ve months now, come to somewhere people appreciate you.
Islamabad, Mar 29 ( ANI ): Under pressure Pakistani captain Misbahul Haq has turned down calls to quit one-day cricket, insisting from now on he would be batting with a much more positive intent in the fifty-over format after getting the stick for batting slowly in limited over cricket.
NICK Clegg is getting the stick but let's not forget David Cameron.
A last- minute intervention by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, however, saved chief ministers from getting the stick.
But I know what it is like from being a player myself at Liverpool when Graeme Souness was getting the stick every week.
FOR once it was the pundits who were getting the stick rather than giving it out.
The poor old postmen and women are getting the stick but it is not their fault, because the mail is often late arriving in the Hexham sorting office.
He said, 'Other teams have far worse performances without getting the stick we have had - but that is because it is Liverpool.
It is high time that a judge spoke out because it is they who are getting the stick from families campaigning for sentencing regime to be amended.
I remember crawling on stage and getting the stick though.
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