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    #1

    Steadfast or unsteady?

    The word 'rocky' has opposite meanings in its definition:
    Steadfast,
    unsteady;

    so, when people say a rocky alliance, does it mean a solid alliance, or an unsteady one?

    Thank you for your explanation!

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    Re: Steadfast or unsteady?

    Quote Originally Posted by longmarch View Post
    The word 'rocky' has opposite meanings in its definition:
    Steadfast,
    unsteady;

    so, when people say a rocky alliance, does it mean a solid alliance, or an unsteady one?

    Thank you for your explanation!
    "A rocky alliance" is an unstable alliance. "A rock solid alliance" is stable.


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    Smile Re: Steadfast or unsteady?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "A rocky alliance" is an unstable alliance. "A rock solid alliance" is stable.
    Thank you so much bhaisahab!

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