stick like glue

idiom

informal
1
: to stay very firmly attached to something
Wash the egg off before it dries, or it will stick like glue.
often used figuratively
One of the kids called him "Stretch," and the nickname stuck (to him) like glue.
2
: to stay very close to someone
Her dog always stuck to her like glue.
The two friends stick (together) like glue.

Examples of stick like glue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stuffed with a range of veggies—shiitake, spinach, and potato—dumpling wrappers stick like glue to keep their contents contained. Larissa Zimberoff, Wired, 17 Dec. 2020

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“Stick like glue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stick%20like%20glue. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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