on shaky ground

Definition of on shaky ground

  1. :  weak and likely to break down, collapse, or fail :  not strong or well supported Their marriage is on shaky ground. His argument/theory rests on shaky ground.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  characterized by shakes

    :  lacking stability :  precarious

    :  lacking in firmness (as of beliefs or principles)

  1. :  the bottom of a body of water

    :  sediment

    :  ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. :  to bring to or place on the ground

    :  to cause to run aground

    :  to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past tense and past participle ofgrind

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a trip made at another's expense

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