as stiff as a board

Definition of as stiff as a board

:very stiff
  • The paintbrush was as stiff as a board.

Word by Word Definitions

stiff play
  1. : not easily bent : rigid

  2. : lacking in suppleness or flexibility

  3. : impeded in movement

  1. : in a stiff manner : stiffly

  2. : to an extreme degree : severely

  3. : close enough to the hole for an easy putt in golf

  1. : corpse

  2. : vagrant, tramp

  3. : a member of the working class

  1. : to refuse to pay or tip

  2. : cheat

  3. : stick

board play
  1. : border, edge

  2. : the side of a ship

  3. : a piece of sawed lumber of little thickness and a length greatly exceeding its width

  1. : to come up against or alongside (a ship) usually to attack

  2. : accost, address

  3. : to go aboard (such as a ship, train, airplane, or bus)


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