get on the stick

idiom

US, informal
: to start working hard at something that one has been avoiding doing
You'd better get on the stick with those college applications!

Examples of get on the stick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today’s Democrats better get on the stick to protect their program, prontissimo. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'get on the stick.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near get on the stick

Cite this Entry

“Get on the stick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20on%20the%20stick. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!