Redundancy is common in our language, and we use many of the redundant phrases without even realizing it. Blazing inferno, terrible tragedy, and heavy downpours are three examples that I included in my book; these are said so often that we don’t even realize the redundany. Wait, I already said that–who’s being redundant now? Anyway, stuck in one place is another such redundant phrase.
Stuck has several definitions, but in this case, it means brought to a standstill, such as The car was stuck in the snow drift. If you’re at standstill, you’re in one place; therefore, stuck in one place is a redundant phrase–unless you have some metaphysical ability to be in more than one place at a time.
Paul’s book–Literally, the Best Language Book Ever;