carrot stick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carrot stick a stick of carrot eaten raw
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
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    “Thus, by every device from the stick to the carrot, the emaciated Austrian donkey is made to pull the Nazi barrow up an ever-steepening hill.”

Idioms

Carrot and stick - If someone offers a carrot and stick, they offer an incentive to do something combined with the threat of punishment.
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Usage

In literature:

Chop up half an onion, half a carrot, half a stick of celery, a small bit of fat bacon, and fry them in two ounces of butter.
"The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:" by Mrs. W. G. Waters
But I just hate 'Carrots;' he swears at a feller, and fired a stick of wood at me.
"Under the Lilacs" by Louisa May Alcott
When you stop, and lower the stick, the colt comes in for a piece of carrot.
"Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece" by George Greenwood
That is, the stick approach or the carrot.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Both their masts had gone like carrots, leaving only their ragged stumps sticking up out of the deck.
"Maid of the Mist" by John Oxenham
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In news:

That carrot and stick is what's missing from the president's commendable- as-far-as -they-go proposals.
To add another vegetable to the mix, try warm broccoli coleslaw, or tear open a bag of raw baby carrot sticks.
Keeping your holiday buffet healthy doesn't doom you to celery stalks and carrot sticks.
2 lbs carrots peeled and cut into 3 inch sticks 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and chopped fine 2 Tablespoons sweet cream butter 1 Tablespoon fresh garlic chopped fine Salt and Pepper to taste.
From toy soldiers and toy cars, to carrot sticks, pencils, crayons and more, some curious toddler somewhere has jammed it down his gullet or into his nose.
For Norman Birnbaum, capitalism is all stick, no carrot.
Approach Tehran with sticks, not carrots.
Why have sticks been more effective than carrots.
Chips on the side or carrot sticks.
1 cup carrot, thinly sliced into sticks.
The Carrot and the Stick.
A carrot , a stick and a face-to-face encounter.
Will a $20,000 carrot on the end of the stick become a formal early retirement incentive for teachers in the Forest Lake School District.
Using carrots, not sticks, to get companies to do good .
It's not all hummus and carrot sticks.
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