in the sticks

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in the sticks

In the countryside, especially in a rustic or particularly unsophisticated area. Jane was sick of living in the sticks and dreamed of spending her life in New York City.
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in the sticks

in a remote rural area. informal
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(out) in the ˈsticks

(informal) in the country, far from towns and cities: I like living out in the sticks, but it can be a bit boring.
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