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 Stuck Up.Stuck his Spoon in the Wall. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Stuck-up People.
Pretentious people, parvenus; nobodies who assume to be somebodies. The allusion is to birds, as the peacock, which sticks up its train to add to its “importance” and “awe down” antagonists.   1

 Stuck Up.Stuck his Spoon in the Wall. 

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