It was hard to imagine him as one of those stiff old sticks.
Who knew what this dry old stick might not have heard?
You change, or you turn into a dry old stick.
"I've been called an old stick before this, I might as well act like one."
Well happy birthday to you old stick, but I'm afraid that's just the nature of the beast.
My dear, it would be difficult for an old stick like me to answer all your questions.
Father can be such an old stick in the mud sometimes.
Why hadn't Maxie thought of building a new house there, the old stick in the mud?
He was a dry old stick of a man who looked to have been in his mid-sixties.
To Swan it just looked like a weird old stick.