Idiom of the Week: Stick in the Mud

Meaning: Someone who stops other people from having fun.


Come on and dance! Don’t be a stick in the mud!

My dad was a stick in the mud at the beach. He wouldn’t let us go in the water above our knees.

I’m kind of a stick in the mud. I don’t like parties or loud music.


Pop Quiz:

Which of the following is an example of being a stick in the mud?

A.  Wanting to stay inside on a beautiful day while your family wants to go outside.

B.  Laughing and talking a lot at a party.

C.  Participating a lot in class.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is A. Being a stick in the mud means not wanting or trying to do something fun or active.

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