the sticks

np An isolated place in the country. Greta married some yahoo from the sticks. 1940s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • the sticks — informal, derogatory rural areas. → stick the sticks informal goalposts or cricket stumps. → stick …   English new terms dictionary

  • (the) sticks — the sticks UK [stɪks] US noun informal an area far from a town or city They live somewhere out in the sticks. Thesaurus: areas and places outside of towns and citieshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • the sticks — the countryside, a rural or provincial place, the backwoods . Originally, in the USA and Canada, a humorous refer ence to trees, the term had spread to other English speaking areas by the 1950s. He lives way out in the sticks somewhere Ongar I… …   Contemporary slang

  • The Sticks — Infobox musical artist Name = The Sticks Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Melbourne, Victoria Genre = Pop, Rock, Blues Years active = Label = Current Release: Red Red Records Distribution: Remote… …   Wikipedia

  • the sticks — (informal) THE COUNTRY, the countryside, rural areas, the provinces; the backwoods, the back of beyond, the wilds, the hinterland, a backwater; N. Amer. the backcountry, the backland; Austral./NZ …   Useful english dictionary

  • the sticks — informal she didn t want him to know that she d grown up in the sticks Syn: the country, the countryside, rural areas; the backwoods, the back of beyond, the wilds, the hinterland, a backwater, the backcountry, the backland, the middle of nowhere …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • the sticks — (Slang) countryside, far away (e.g. She lives out in the sticks, she lives far away ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • the sticks — UK [stɪks] / US noun informal an area far from a town or city They live somewhere out in the sticks …   English dictionary

  • The sticks — 1. area or district regarded as lacking in the amenities of urban life; the outback; 2. (football) goal posts …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • the sticks — Australian Slang 1. area or district regarded as lacking in the amenities of urban life; the outback; 2. (football) goal posts …   English dialects glossary

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