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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