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Stick

A slang term for a point on a security market. For example, if a share price drops five points over the trading day, it may be said to decline five stick.
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And my biggest fear is that Ronaldo will eventually get so fed up with it all that he ups sticks and goes abroad where he knows his talent and genius will be recognised and celebrated for what it is.
The former assistant to Lynda Ramsden admitted to only having a "handful" of horses in the part of the Breckenbrough House establishment she currently rents from the Ramsdens but intends strengthening her establishment when she ups sticks to move south next month.
Or if - heaven forbid - Carbone ups sticks and does another flit.