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the sticks

The rural countryside, especially in a rustic or particularly unsophisticated area. Jane was sick of living in the sticks and dreamed of spending her life in New York City. What, are you embarrassed by your family from the sticks coming up to the big city to visit?
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stick

1. n. a baseball bat. (Baseball.) He holds the stick up higher than most batters.
2. n. a pool cue. He drew the stick back slowly, sighted again, and gave the cue ball a sharp knock.
3. n. a golf club. These aren’t my sticks, and you aren’t my caddy. What’s going on around here?
4. n. the lever that controls the horizontal and vertical surfaces of the tail of an aircraft. The pilot pulled back on the stick, and the plane did nothing—being that he hadn’t even started the engine or anything. You pull back on the stick, which lowers the tail and raises the nose, and up you go.
5. n. a gearshift lever in a car. (see also stick shift.) I keep reaching for the stick in a car with automatic.
6. n. a drunkard. (Possibly from dipstick, shitstick, or swizzle-stick.) Get that stick out of here before he makes a mess.
7. n. a person’s legs. (Always plural.) He’s got good sticks under him, but he won’t use them.
8. and the sticks n. a rural or backwoods area. (Always with the in this sense and always plural.) You hear a lot about how things are in the sticks. They’re worse.

stick

to/by one's guns
To hold fast to an opinion or a set course of action.
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The preparation of the copolymer foam shear specimens: the board of the foam (120 mm x 50 mm x 10 mm) cut from the copolymer foam via the mechanical cutter was sticked on shear property testing clamps through E-51 epoxy resin, and cured at 60[degrees]C for 2 h.
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Blaze were relentless throughout the first period, landing 18 shots to Belfast's three, and went two up when Dan Welch scored his first for the club on another powerplay - caused when Jason Ruff sticked Pavol Mihalik in the face.
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