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stick it on
obsolete To charge an exorbitantly large amount of money for a product or service. A lot of these independent contractors looks for ways to stick it on during a job, adding charges for just about anything you could think of.
1. To be or become fastened or attached to someone or something. This putty sticks on your walls without leaving any marks or residue. I hate the way these little spiky things stick on your clothes!
2. To attach or fasten something onto someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "stick" or "on." Would you mind sticking these posters on the walls of your school? He stuck on a badge with his name and rank so no one would question his authority to be there.
3. To add something to something else, especially something that is or seems ancillary or superfluous. I can't believe the stuck on a gratuity charge just because an extra person joined us a little later in the night. The boss keeps sticking extra requirements on our project. At this rate, it will never get done!
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stick something on (to) someone or somethingand stick something on
to affix something onto someone or something. The baggage clerk stuck a label onto Jimmy as a joke. Jimmy stuck on the label.
*stuck on someone or something
1. Lit. attached, as if by glue, to someone or something. (Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) The gum is stuck on me. How do I get it off? The gum is stuck on the floor.
2. Fig. in love with someone or something; entranced with someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) Judy is really stuck on Jeff. She is stuck on herself.
stuck on something
1. Fig. to be locked into an idea, cause, or purpose. Mary is really stuck on the idea of going to France this spring. You've proposed a good plan, Jane, but you're stuck on it. We may have to make some changes.
3. Fig. to be confused by something, such as a puzzle or a task. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) I'm stuck on this question about the tax rates.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
stick it on1 make high charges. 2 tell an exaggerated story. informal
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1. To be very fond of someone. Used in the passive: The doctor is stuck on the new medical intern.
2. To be dedicated or committed to some plan or idea. Used in the passive: My boss is stuck on the idea, despite its obvious drawbacks.
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