Share Your Story: Stick Together

stɪk \ təˈgɛðər

What does it mean?

– To support each other (Source: Cambridge Dictionary).

– To remain loyal or friendly to one another (Source: Collins English Dictionary).

– To remain in one another’s company (Source: McGraw Hill Dictionary).

– To physically combine by adhesion (Source: Wiktionary).

Example Sentences:

It’s important that we stick together on this issue (Source: American Heritage Idioms Dictionary).

No matter how old you are—when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together (Source: Robert Fulghum).

The Siamese twins had no choice but to stick together (Source: Urban Dictionary).

You have to resolve to stick together as a couple (Source: Cambridge Dictionary).

It isn’t much fun for one, but two can stick together. (Source: Winnie the Pooh).

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together (Source: Vesta M. Kelly).

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Share Your Story: Close To Home

kləʊz / tə / həʊm

What does it mean?

– Affects you deeply and emotionally because you can strongly relate to it (Source: The Free Dictionary).

– Causes you to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed because it is likely to be true (Source: The Longman Dictionary).

– Is within close proximity to your home or dwelling (Source: The Urban Dictionary).

– Involves someone directly (Source: MacMillan Dictionary).

Example Sentences:

Because I was bullied as a kid, I teared up when my son told me he gets teased at school—it’s just so close to home (Source: The Farlex Dictionary of Idioms).

That remark about their marriage hit close to home (Source: The American Heritage Idioms Dictionary).

Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world (Source: Eleanor Roosevelt).

The bombs hit close to home last night; they were only a few miles away (Source: The Urban Dictionary).

This problem hits particularly close to home for many parents (Source: The MacMillan Dictionary).

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Share Your Story: “Jump Off A Cliff”

dʒʌmp / ɒf / eɪ / klɪf 

What does it mean?

– jumping off a cliff as a form of sport (source: Wikipedia).

– taking a risk or leap of faith (source: The Dream Diary).

– wishing to give up or quit, feeling hopeless (source: Urban Dictionary).

– part of “go jump off a cliff,” as in “get out of here, go away” (source: Dictionarist).

Example Sentences:

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down (Source: Ray Bradbury).

If your friends jump off a cliff, are you going to jump too? (source: The Phrase Finder).

Bro, I want to die, I want to jump off a cliff! (source: Urban Dictionary)

Love meant jumping off a cliff and trusting that a certain person would be there to catch you at the bottom (Source: Jodi Picoult).

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“Pulling Teeth”



What does it mean?

– If you say that making someone do something was like pulling teeth, it was very difficult and they did not want to do it (source: The Free Dictionary).

– Meaning is it difficult to get information needed. All you get is one bit at a time! As difficult as pulling teeth! (source: Urban Dictionary).

– If something if like pulling teeth, it is very difficult, especially if trying to extract information or to get a straight answer from someone. (source:

Example Sentences:

“It’s like pulling teeth to get a straight answer from him.” (source: The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms).

“Interviewing movie stars can be like pulling teeth, but Nicole Kidman was a delightful surprise: relaxed, natural, and a lot of fun.” (source: The Dictionary of American Slang).

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“Outside the Box”

\at-‘sīd\ \thə\ \’bäks\

outside the box

What does it mean?

– different, unconventional, or from a new perspective (source: Wikipedia)

– to approach a situation or problem in a new way (source: English Daily)

– free; not bound by old, nonfunctional, or limiting structures, rules, or practices (source: The Free Dictionary)

– typically used with “think” or “thinking”; based on the idea that limiting your thoughts is like thinking inside a box, which can contain only a certain number of ideas (source: The Free Dictionary)

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“Train Wreck”

\’trān\ \’rek\

train wreck

What does it mean?

– an incident in which a train is severely damaged (source: The Free Dictionary)

– something or someone who has suffered ruin or calamity (source: The Free Dictionary)

– a disaster or failure, especially one that is unstoppable or unavoidable (source: A Way With Words)

– a disorganized, problematic, or chaotic person or thing (source: A Way With Words)

– an incongruous situation (source: A Way With Words)

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“No Strings Attached”

/nō/ /striNGs/ / əˈtaCHt/


What does it mean?

-no special demands or limits that you have to accept; doing something for someone without asking for anything in return.

-Being in a relationship with someone, while still dating other people. This is so there is not anxiety of worrying about where him or her is or what him or her is doing. (urban dictionary)

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Last Show of Season 2 and We’re Goin’ Old School!

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/ōld/ /sko͞ol/

To cap off a rockin’ Season 2, we’re going Old School! We are excited to see what you guys bring to the table for this one: think boom boxes, lunch boxes, Ford Pintos, homemade prom dresses, necking after math class, The Jimi Hendrix Experience on vinyl, chalkboards, time-out, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and the first time you saw Woody Allen fall in love with Diane Keaton on screen. Take it back, way back.

What Does it Mean?

1. A term used, usually approvingly, to refer to someone or something that is old-fashioned or traditional.

2. Anything that is from an earlier era and looked upon with high regard or respect. Can be used to refer to music, clothing, language, or anything really.

3. From back in the day

We want your stories of antiquity, from a time before iPhones and hybrid cars. Tell us about a moment you can’t seem to forget from the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s. Do you recall an embarrassing or life-changing instant from high school or middle-school–something that changed your life forever? What about something that happened recently that reminded you of your age and made you feel old fangled?

We are OBSESSED with your stories and this your last chance to submit for Season 2, so what are you waiting for?!

Need a throwback for a little inspiration? Check out one of our favorite clips from Grease:

We Want to Hear Your Story. For real. You have until this Friday April 26th at 5 PM to send them in!

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