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get on the stick

Slang definitions & phrases for get on the stick

get on the stick

verb phrase

To get busy; get to work; GET OFF one's ASS: She said he'd better get on the stick or she'd dump him (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with get on the stick

get on the stick

Start working, as in I have to get on the stick and start preparing dinner. This synonym for
  • get going or
  • get busy alludes to getting a car going by manipulating the gearshift, or stick.
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