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dogged perseverance; resolute tenacity; also written stick-to-it-ive-ness
The only way she has published so many books is through stick-to-it-ive-ness.
by 1971, from phrase stick to it "persevere."
Rural or suburban places; the provinces; the BOONDOCKS, the RHUBARBS: A cop was transferred to the ''sticks''/ a revue being tried out in the sticks
[1905+; fr sticks, ''trees,'' representing the backwoods]