stick or twist

stick or twist

A choice between not taking action ("sticking") or making a change ("twisting"). Often issued as an ultimatum. Well, are you going to transfer to a different school, or will you stay here? Stick or twist? A: "I'm getting pretty frustrated at work, but I'm not sure I want to leave yet." B: "I can understand that. It's tough knowing when to stick or twist."
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