Stick in the mud

stick-in-the-mud

[stik-in-thuh-muhd]
noun
someone who avoids new activities, ideas, or attitudes; old fogy.

Origin:
1725–35

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stick-in-the-mud
 
n
informal a staid or predictably conservative person who lacks initiative or imagination

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stick-in-the-mud
1733, from stick (v.) on notion of "to stick in the mud, to be content to remain in an abject condition."
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  1. n.
    a dull and old-fashioned person. : Don't be such an old stick in the mud.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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