stiff englannista suomeksi
mies, jokamies, onnenpekka
perseet olalla oleva, perseet olalla
Rigid; hard to bend; inflexible.
(RQ:Chambers Younger Set). ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever-renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff, retroussé moustache.
*(quote-video game)|title=(w)|genre=fiction|Science Fiction|location=Redwood City|publisher=Electronic Arts|year=2008|platform=PC|scene=Xawin|isbn=9780784546642|oclc=246633669|passage=You have discovered the corpse of Captain Willem of the MSV Majesty. His stiff fingers are wrapped tightly around a small datapad.
Formal in behavior; unrelaxed.
Painful as a result of excessive or unaccustomed exercise.
Beaten until so aerated that they stand up straight on their own.
Of an equation: for which certain numerical solving methods are numerically unstable, unless the step size is taken to be extremely small.
Of a shot: landing so close to the flagstick that it should be very easy to sink the ball with the next shot.
1968, William Price Fox, ''Southern Fried Plus Six: Short Works of Fiction'' (page 219)
- I go all out, go for the long ball, the stiff shots to the pin, aim for the back of the cup.
Delivered more forcefully than needed, whether intentionally or accidentally, thus causing legitimate pain to the opponent.
An average person, usually male, of no particular distinction, skill, or education.
(quote-book)|chapter=IX|passage=The clerk shrugged: “That's the boss's little girl.” “Why, the lucky stiff!” said Keating. “He's been holding out on me.” “You misunderstood me,” the clerk said coldly. “It's his daughter. It's Dominique Francon.”
A cadaver; a dead person.
A flop; a commercial failure.
1994, Andy Dougan, ''The actors' director: Richard Attenborough behind the camera'' (page 63)
- If the movie was a stiff it wasn't any of their specific faults. They were all in it together and they were jobbed in and jobbed out for two weeks and gone and they got a pile of money for their efforts.
2016, Ralph J. Gleason, Toby Gleason, ''Music in the Air: The Selected Writings of Ralph J. Gleason''
- They never did sell any records. I don't mean they didn't sell 100,000. I mean they didn't sell 5000. Total. National. Coast-to-coast. The record was a stiff.
A person who leaves (especially a restaurant) without paying the bill.
Any hand where it is possible to exceed 21 by drawing an additional card.
instrument|Negotiable instruments, possibly forged.
A note or letter surreptitiously sent by an inmate.
To fail to pay that which one owes (implicitly or explicitly) to another, especially by departing hastily.
1946, William Foote Whyte, ''Industry and Society'', page 129
- We asked one girl to explain how she felt when she was "stiffed." She said, You think of all the work you've done and how you've tried to please them….
To cheat someone
1992, Stephen Birmingham, ''Shades of Fortune'', page 451
- You see, poor Nonie really was stiffed by Adolph in his will. He really stiffed her, Rose, and I really wanted to right that wrong.
To tip ungenerously.
2007, Mary Higgins Clark, ''I Heard That Song Before'', page 154
- Then he stiffed the waiter with a cheap tip.
(quote-song)|album=(w)|year=1978|author=(w)|passage=But you know it could be a hassle / Trying to explain myself to a police officer / About how it was your old lady got herself stiffed