stick in the mud

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  • IPA(key): /ˈstɪk.ɪn.ðəˌmʌd/
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stick in the mud (plural sticks in the mud or stick in the muds)

  1. (idiomatic, pejorative) A person unwilling to participate in activities; a curmudgeon or party pooper.
    Have a little fun sometimes and don't be such a stick-in-the-mud.
  2. (idiomatic, pejorative) More generally, one who is slow, old-fashioned, or unprogressive; an old fogey.

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