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or stick-up

[stik-uhp] /ˈstɪkˌʌp/
noun, Informal.
a holdup; robbery.
Origin of stickup
1855-60; noun use of verb phrase stick up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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stick to one's knitting

verb phrase

To attend strictly to one's own affairs; not interfere with others; be single-minded: I'm not a personal confidant. I stick to my knitting

[1970s+; perhaps fr the indefatigable knitting of Madame De Farge in Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities]

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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