Green’s Dictionary of Slang

stick it! excl.

[up your arse/ass is assumed]

(orig. US) a derog. reply to a question, i.e. ‘What shall I do with this?’, or in response to an opinion with which one disagrees; thus tell someone where to stick it v.

[US]Hecht & MacArthur Front Page Act I: mccue: You’re going to miss a swell hanging, Hildy. hildy: Yeah? you can stick it.
[UK]B. Bennett ‘The Street of a Thousand Lanterns’ Billy Bennett’s Third Budget 29: She’d jump out of bed, sling pots at his head, / While the neighbours cried, ‘Stick it, Jerry’.
[Aus]Baker Popular Dict. Aus. Sl. 71: Stick it!, a contemptuous ejaculation.
[US]J. Jones From Here to Eternity (1998) 42: If somebody had of told me that six months ago I’d of told him to take it and stick it.
[UK]D. Behan Teems of Times and Happy Returns 36: I told him where to stick his lime-washing job.
[US]Maledicta 1 (Summer) 15: The disposition of unwanted objects is quite a problem. In the old days one said to hell with it! and that was that. Nowadays a person may be told to stick it or stuff it, or plainly to stick it up your ass—and holler fire!
[Aus]Lette & Carey Puberty Blues 51: Oh the old perv. Bishop can stick it.
[US]Big Audio Dynamite ‘Ticket’ [lyrics] Been giving you grief, tell him to stick it.
[UK]Guardian 14 July 7: A bankrupt airline pilot who told his wife to ‘stick it’ when she asked for his contribution [...] was yesterday refused a share of a £3.6m jackpot win.
[UK]A. Sillitoe Birthday 88: And if you didn’t like it after a week could tell the gaffer where to stick it.

In exclamations

stick it in your ear! (also stick it in the ear! stick it in your eye! …up the sewer!)

a general dismissive excl.; less frequently as a v.

[US]S. Lewis Babbitt (1974) 191: Bad luck, old dear, and you can stick your job up the sewer!
[US]W.D. Overholser Buckaroo’s Code (1948) 125: What Harriman and his outfit did about keeping Broken Ring up you could stick in your eye.
[US]Current Sl. I:3 7/1: Stick it in the ear, v. Go to hell.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Nov. 5: stick it in your ear – expression like sit on it.
[US]H. Rawson Dict. of Invective (1991) 28: stick it (or stuff it) up your ass. A most contemptuous suggestion, usually expressed as an emphatic rejection of another person, plan, or idea; for emphasis stick it up your ass and holler fire. The expression also may be euphemized as stick it in your ear.
stick it up your arse! (also stick it in your ass! stick it up your ass (and holler fire)! ...butt! ...pratt! stuff it up and break it off! stuff it up your arse! …ass! ...hole! cram it up your ass!) [arse n. (1)/ass n. (2)/butt n.1 (1a)/prat n.1 (1)/hole n.1 (1a)]

an excl. of contempt, dismissal; less frequently as a v.

‘Bollocky Bill the Sailor’ [lyrics] But if there should be an inquest? / Stuff the inquest up your arse.
[UK]T.S. Eliot ‘The Triumph of Bullshit’ Inventions of the March Hare in Ricks (1996) 307: Take up my good intentions with the rest / And then for Christ’s sake stick them up your ass.
[US]‘J.M. Hall’ Anecdota Americana I 107: ‘Pardon, lady, yer change,’ says I. But she says, ‘Stick the change up yer arse.’.
[US]J.T. Farrell Gas-House McGinty 52: Stick it up your a--, Lapp said.
[US]J. Conroy World to Win 61: Then spake a hard-faced pauper, / Springing up from where he sat: / ‘Ye kin take yer Christmas pudding, sir, / And go stick it up yer pratt!’.
[US] in G. Legman Limerick (1953) 14: His wife said, ‘Oh, stuff / That philosophy guff / Up your ass, dear, and throw me a screw!’.
[UK] ‘The Airman’s Discharge Song’ in M. Page Kiss Me Goodnight, Sgt.-Major (1973) 187: You can stick the Air Force up your arse.
[US]J. Jones From Here to Eternity (1998) 179: When my time comes they can stick their pension up their ass before I’ll fawn to get it.
[Ire]J.P. Donleavy Ginger Man (1958) 165: I told the manager to stuff his kip up his hole.
[US]Poston ‘Problems in the Study of Campus Sl.’ in AS XXXIX:2 117: The phrase cram (sometimes stick) it up your ass will result by another abbreviatory process in cram it or in up yours.
[US]B. Jackson Thief’s Primer 74: I told my uncle to take that drilling rig and stick it in his ass, and just walked off.
[US]E. Thompson Garden of Sand (1981) 102: ‘Stick it up your ass! Up your ass!’ the parrot croaked.
[UK]N. Armfelt Catching Up 16: He had a vague image of [...] Mrs. Johnson-McDonald telling him to stuff his excuses up his arse.
[UK](con. 1930s) I. Agnew Loner 37: Most of the Europeans were much more vocal [...] ‘Stick it up your arse’.
[US]Maledicta 1 (Summer) 15: The disposition of unwanted objects is quite a problem. In the old days one said to hell with it! and that was that. Nowadays a person may be told to stick it or stuff it, or plainly to stick it up your ass—and holler fire!
[US]J. Sayles Union Dues (1978) 353: If Paris Green sent you [...] tell him he can stuff it up and break it off.
[US]H. Rawson Dict. of Invective (1991) 28: stick it (or stuff it) up your ass. A most contemptuous suggestion, usually expressed as an emphatic rejection of another person, plan, or idea; for emphasis stick it up your ass and holler fire.
[Ire](con. 1970) G. Moxley Danti-Dan in McGuinness Dazzling Dark (1996) II i: They can stuff their jobs up their holes.
[UK]I. Welsh Filth 222: He can stick it up his bouffant erse.
[UK]Indep. on Sun. Rev. 22 Aug. 15: He was ‘the same, I’m always the same, and people don’t like that they can just stick it up their ass’.
[US]C. Cook Robbers (2001) 184: If you happen to find it just stick it up your butt.
[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 199: stick it up your arse.
stick it up your arse sideways! (also tuck it up your ass sideways) [arse n. (1)/ass n. (2)]

a general excl. of dismissal, abuse.

[US](con. 1950s) McAleer & Dickson Unit Pride (1981) 317: I’ll tell you what to do with your court-martial. Take it and tuck it up your ass sideways.
[UK]N. Cohn Yes We Have No 348: I told them to stick it up their arse sideways.
stick it up your jumper! (also stuff it up your jumper (sideways)!)

an excl. rejecting the previous speaker’s idea, opinion, insult etc.; also occas. as v.

[UK]Sun. Post (Lanarks.) 18 Nov. 4/2: A double-decker bus stopped. the conductress shouted ‘One only please!’ Man and dog got on, but the conductress rebuked him. ‘I said one only!’ Man and dog got off, man shouting, ’Stick the bus up your jumper!’.
[Aus]D. Niland Shiralee 29: They can stick their pensions up their jumper.
[UK]G. Dutton Andy 262: Dag got up. ‘And you can stick a Bondi tram right up your jumper.’.
[Aus]D. Ireland Burn 28: You can take the mill and stuff it right up your jumper. Sideways.
[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 203: stuff it up your jumper! Get lost! Do what you like. ANZ.