Definition of rocky road
- He knew he had a long rocky road ahead of him if he wanted to become a doctor.
: abounding in or consisting of rocks
: difficult to impress or affect : insensitive
: firmly held : steadfast
: unstable, wobbly
: physically upset or mentally confused (as from drinking excessively)
: marked by obstacles or problems : difficult, rough
: an open way for vehicles, persons, and animals
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