stick to one's ribs

stick to one's ribs
stick to one's ribs
Fig. [for food] to last long and fortify one well; [for food] to sustain one even in the coldest weather. •

This oatmeal ought to stick to your ribs. You need something hearty on a cold day like this.

I don't want just a salad! I want something that will stick to my ribs.

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or[stick to the ribs] {v. phr.}, {informal} To keep you from getting hungry again too quickly. * /Doctors say you should eat a good breakfast that sticks to your ribs./ * /Farmers eat food that sticks to the ribs./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • stick to one's ribs — or[stick to the ribs] {v. phr.}, {informal} To keep you from getting hungry again too quickly. * /Doctors say you should eat a good breakfast that sticks to your ribs./ * /Farmers eat food that sticks to the ribs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stick\ to\ one's\ ribs — • stick to one s ribs • stick to the ribs v. phr. informal To keep you from getting hungry again too quickly. Doctors say you should eat a good breakfast that sticks to your ribs. Farmers eat food that sticks to the ribs …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stick to one's ribs — phrasal or stick to the ribs : to provide nourishment and protect against hunger liked a breakfast that would stick to his ribs * * * (of food) be filling and nourishing a bowl of soup that will stick to your ribs …   Useful english dictionary

  • to one's ribs — See: STICK TO ONE S RIBS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to one's ribs — See: STICK TO ONE S RIBS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to\ one's\ ribs — See: stick to one s ribs …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stick\ to\ the\ ribs — • stick to one s ribs • stick to the ribs v. phr. informal To keep you from getting hungry again too quickly. Doctors say you should eat a good breakfast that sticks to your ribs. Farmers eat food that sticks to the ribs …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stick to the ribs — phrasal see stick to one s ribs …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick — [stik] n. [ME stikke < OE sticca, akin to Du stek, ON stik < IE base * steig , a point > STAKE, Frank * stakka, Gr stigma, L instigare, INSTIGATE] 1. a long, usually slender piece of wood; specif., a) a twig or small branch broken off or …   English World dictionary

  • stick — stick1 W3S3 [stık] v past tense and past participle stuck [stʌk] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(attach)¦ 2¦(push in)¦ 3¦(put)¦ 4¦(move part of body)¦ 5¦(difficult to move)¦ 6 stick in somebody s mind 7 make something stick 8¦(name)¦ 9 somebody c …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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