stick out for (something)

phrasal verb

stuck out for (something); sticking out for (something); sticks out for (something)
British, informal
: to refuse to accept or agree to something in order to get (something)
The strikers are sticking out for higher pay.

Examples of stick out for (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And other snowboarding memories stick out for negative reasons, like the 2014 Sochi Games. Lizzie Hyman, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2022 Memories from Eugene that stick out for Rupp include setting the American record in 10,000 meters at the 2014 Prefontaine Classic and making his first Olympic team in 2008. oregonlive, 8 July 2022 Odd casting choices make some moments stick out for the wrong reasons. Chris Hewitt, Detroit Free Press, 27 Aug. 2021 There are more subtle similarities between the two series, but the direct references should stick out for diehard Avatar viewers. Rachel Yang,, 2 Apr. 2021

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“Stick out for (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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