rocky road

Definition of rocky road

:a difficult time
  • He knew he had a long rocky road ahead of him if he wanted to become a doctor.

Word by Word Definitions

rocky play
  1. : abounding in or consisting of rocks

  2. : difficult to impress or affect : insensitive

  3. : firmly held : steadfast

  1. : unstable, wobbly

  2. : physically upset or mentally confused (as from drinking excessively)

  3. : marked by obstacles or problems : difficult, rough

road play
  1. : roadstead

  2. : an open way for vehicles, persons, and animals

  3. : roadbed


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