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on the rocks

Definition of on the rocks

  1. 1 :  having a lot of problems and likely to fail <Their marriage is on the rocks.>

  2. 2 of an alcoholic drink :  with ice cubes <a Scotch on the rocks>



Word by Word Definitions

rockplay rocks
  1. :  to move back and forth in or as if in a cradle

    :  to cause to sway back and forth

    :  to cause to shake violently

  1. :  a rocking movement

    :  popular music usually played on electronically amplified instruments and characterized by a persistent heavily accented beat, repetition of simple phrases, and often country, folk, and blues elements

  1. :  distaff

    :  the wool or flax on a distaff

  1. :  a large mass of stone forming a cliff, promontory, or peak

    :  a concreted mass of stony material

    :  broken pieces of such masses


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