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nothing sticks to you

Postby Aikuzo » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:24 am

This is from Real Housewives, the gate their refering to is the gate of orange county, I just want to know what "sticks" stands for in this sentence, thanks again!

Once people come through this gate there's a sense of being teflon.... nothing sticks[ to you...

And could also somebody tell me what is a "real estate license" is?
Pls correct any errors you see on my writings on: nouns, tenses :)

"Practice makes perfect!" xD
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Re: nothing sticks to you

Postby Josef » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:32 am

stick to = adhere to

You lick a stamp and stick it on an envelope. The stamp sticks to the envelope.

If you throw mud or dirt at someone, usually some of it sticks to that person. Figuratively, politicians throw mud (lies, bad stories, scandal) at each other, and some of it sticks.

Teflon is a special, slippery material that manufacturers use to line or coat the surface of cooking pots and frying pans etc - so that when you cook, the food doesn't stick to the surface.

If nothing sticks to you, people can say all the bad things they want about you but it doesn't damage your reputation.
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Re: nothing sticks to you

Postby Aikuzo » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:47 pm

Sir Josef.... THANK YOU..... really.... I've been reading all your replies & I've been learning alot, thank you again!
Pls correct any errors you see on my writings on: nouns, tenses :)

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