steady as a rock

Definition of steady as a rock

  1. :  very steady Her hand was steady as a rock.

Word by Word Definitions

steadyplay
  1. :  direct or sure in movement :  unfaltering

    :  firm in position :  fixed

    :  keeping nearly upright in a seaway

  1. :  to make or keep steady

    :  to become steady

  1. :  in a steady manner :  steadily

  1. :  one that is steady

    :  a boyfriend or girlfriend with whom one goes steady

rockplay
  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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