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A crude drawing of a person in which the arms and legs are represented by simple straight lines with a circle for a head. I've got absolutely no artistic talent, so a stick man is about as good as I'm going to be able to do. The young boy drew four stick men of various sizes to represent everyone in his family.
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Sl. a police patrol officer (who carries a stick). The stick man is due here in about three minutes. Hurry. I was a stick man for a few years till my feet went bad.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
n. a police patrol officer (who carries a stick). The stick man is due here in about three minutes. Hurry.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.