on the rocks

This page is about the slang term on the rocks.

Meaning: facing difficulties, esp. of a relationship or a business

For example:

  • Their marriage has been on the rocks for a few months, and now they're thinking of getting divorced.

  • It's such a shame that Barry's business is on the rocks despite all the work he's put into it.

Quick Quiz:

If a marriage is on the rocks, it is

a. likely to succeed

b. likely to fail

c. likely to last forever

Slang of the Day

This entry is in the following categories:

Contributor: Matt Errey