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I wonder why there is no ' stuck on oneself ' in every dictionary.

I guess it means ' arrogant ' and someone who thinks so highly of himself.

eg. We don't like him, he is so stuck on himself.

Any comments !
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What dictionaries do you use, whl?

The reason could be either that this expression is quite a new one and didn't find its way yet into the dictionaries or that this expression has not been standardized (yet).

In the latter case, this is mainly true for those dictionaries which are regarded to be a guideline (e.g. Oxford dictionaries for BE or "Webster" for AE - those would only enter words or expressions that are generally accepted).
If you did use a standard dictionary, try to look it up in one of those that are a bit more "free" in dealing with these cases, e.g. dictionaries that also include colloquial phrases.
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whl, I looked it up in all the three dictionaries, I mentioned:

Hornby's "Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary" (edition of 1963) which is published by Oxford university press, and my Langenscheidt's pocket dictionary (1982) don't have any entries for "stuck on".

But I could find an entry for 'stuck-up' in my "Pons English Learner's dictionary" from 1996:

--> "'stuck-up' (adj, graded; informal)
If you say that someone is stuck-up, you mean that you dislike them because they think they are very important and they are proud and unfriendly."

I also asked a friend of mine, who has a newer Langenscheidt's Learner's dictionary to look it up. Also his edition has an entry for "stuck-up".

Due to the fact that my editions of Hornby and Langenscheidt are quite old already, I'd say "stuck-up" and certainly "stuck on" as well might be newer expressions, and that's possibly why they aren't mentioned in the older dictionaries.

Pons also says that "stuck-up" is informal. Maybe this is also a reason for Oxford not to enlist it in the dictionaries (if it doesn't occur in the newer editions).

How old are your dictionaries, whl?
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Are you talking about someone in particular?
I got it from story books very often. It is always the case the girls are drooling over a guy but he doesn't give them a glance or anythingEmotion: smile And since it is so frequently used but so far I haven't seen any definition on such phrase.
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Longman, Oxford, Heritage and Cambridge. They all fail me on this phrase, Pem
Strange indeed...
I'm going to look it up later on in my "Hornby", "Langenscheidt", and "Pons" dictionaries. Those are a few years old already, but maybe I will find something Emotion: smile
The only similar meaning I have found is stuck with; I know you might think this is stupid but we are stuck with each other, aren't we?
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Well, I use dictionaries from the CD and the internet. So they must be the most up-to-date. Pem.
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