I can only vote for a president who grasps first principles and sticks to them.
I hope he sticks with that when the Republicans start their inevitable shallow carping about it.
The speech offered Arab and Muslim countries a few carrots and a couple of sticks.
The phrase means, “the nail that sticks out always gets hit by a hammer.”
Whether Jalil sticks to his promise not to run remains to be seen but supporters say that he is brave and trustworthy.
The owners of the sticks in one pile formed a side for the game.
They let him think that the sticks and the cocoanut shell in the pot was the monkey.
Selling four sticks of gum and three packages of cigarettes a day.
He sticks to them like a good fellow and works hard to get a living.
Then he'll ask how long it is to be, and I'll say, "Up as far as this twig that sticks out."
Old English sticca "rod, twig, spoon," from Proto-Germanic *stikkon- "pierce, prick" (cf. Old Norse stik, Old High German stehho, German Stecken "stick, staff"), from PIE *steig- "to stick; pointed" (see stick (v.)). Meaning "staff used in a game" is from 1670s (originally billiards); meaning "manual gearshift lever" first recorded 1914. Stick-ball is attested from 1824. Alliterative connection of sticks and stones is recorded from mid-15c.
Old English stician "to pierce, stab," also "to remain embedded, be fastened," from Proto-Germanic *stik- "pierce, prick, be sharp" (cf. Old Saxon stekan, Old Frisian steka, Dutch stecken, Old High German stehhan, German stechen "to stab, prick"), from PIE *steig- (cf. Latin in-stigare "to goad;" Greek stizein "to prick, puncture," stigma "mark made by a pointed instrument;" Old Persian tigra- "sharp, pointed;" Avestan tighri- "arrow;" Lithuanian stingu "to remain in place;" Russian stegati "to quilt").
Figurative sense of "to remain permanently in mind" is attested from c.1300. Transitive sense of "to fasten (something) in place" is attested from late 13c. Stick out "project" is recorded from 1560s. Slang stick around "remain" is from 1912; stick it as a rude bit of advice is first recorded 1922.
(Variations: like a sore thumb or a mile may be added) To be very conspicuous; stand out starkly: She really sticks out in that bunch/ Low profile? He sticks out like a sore thumb (entry form 1842+, sore thumb 1936+, mile 1933+)
Drunk: He knew where the colonel lived from the time he'd taken him home stewed/ He came in stewed to the gills (entry form 1737+, variant 1922+)