stick like shit to a shovel
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stick (to someone or something) like shit to a shovel
1. rude slang To cling, adhere, or hold fast (to someone or something). Be careful you don't get any of this stuff on you—it'll stick like shit to a shovel. That paint will stick to the floors like shit to a shovel if you let it dry.
2. rude slang By extension, to be excessively reliant on someone or something or inclined to follow someone or something around. Their eldest son has been sticking like shit to a shovel ever since he got laid off from work five years ago. My little brother always sticks to me like shit on a shovel whenever we're out together.
3. rude slang By extension, to become closely and inseparably associated with someone or something. A felony conviction like that will stick to you like shit to a shovel for the rest of your life. A scandal like this could end up sticking like shit to a shovel, so we need to quash it before it gets any bigger.