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    veter is offline Newbie
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    Stick it to the man

    "Stick it to the man"

    I was wondering what exactly this saying means,
    and what should I know to be able to use it properly?


    Thanks.


    -veter

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    Re: Stick it to the man

    Quote Originally Posted by veter
    "Stick it to the man"

    I was wondering what exactly this saying means,
    and what should I know to be able to use it properly?


    Thanks.


    -veter
    "Stick it to the man" means get back at someone, really give it to him, to take revenge at one's oppression, to call to account etc.

    Let's say an employer fires you without a reason, you get upset and say to yourself " I am gonna stick it to the man!". You will sue him, make him accountable for what he has done and in meantime you will make sure he gets what he deserves so he can really feel your anger.

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    Re: Stick it to the man

    Hey Natalie27, thank you very much for the explanation!

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    Re: Stick it to the man

    This is really a combination of two idioms, "stick it" and "the Man".

    Stick it means as Natalie described and she used an appropriate object to represent "the Man".

    The Man is considered to be someone or something - an organization, institution or perhaps govenment - in a position of authority or influence.

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