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schtick

slang A particular gimmick, routine, or characteristic that distinguishes one or sets one apart from others. Originally from Yiddish. The restaurant's whole schtick is that your table is locked inside of a cage and, periodically, the lights go out while people in costumes come out to try to scare you. I tried writing more serious literary novels, but I realized that cheesy thrillers are just my schtick.

shtik

slang A particular gimmick, routine, or characteristic that distinguishes one or sets one apart from others. Originally from Yiddish. The restaurant's whole shtik is that your table is locked inside of a cage and, periodically, the lights go out while people in costumes come out to try to scare you. I tried writing more serious literary novels, but I realized that cheesy thrillers are just my shtik.

schtick

and shtik (ʃtɪk)
n. a routine or act that is the trademark of an entertainer, especially in vaudeville. (Yiddish.) His schtick was a trained dog and cat act.

shtik

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There was more sputtering at the other end of the line, at which point I decided, as the risk of being deemed a shtik drek, to take the bull by the horns: "Come on, Yale," I joshed, "you're just upset because I took out all the references to you.
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Of his whole shtik, they speak the loudest and they are the most beloved.
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