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Difference between Big stick and Big sticks

big sticka display of force or power:

  • Happily the revolution in Paraguay is too far down in South America to arouse the “big stick” in Washington.

big sticks

1. (Loggers) a forest or trees:

  • Felling one of these “big sticks” is a dangerous occupation, says Howard, a lifelong logger.

2. (Austral. sl.) Australian rules football goal posts:

  • Hall gathered a loose ball in a goal-line scrap and snapped between the big sticks.