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be someone's rock

be someone's rock

Date: Sep 17 2009

Quote

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“My boyfriend was my rock. He gave me something to really want to live for and something to smile about.”

- Actress Christina Applegate on how she got through breast cancer. (People.com)

Definition

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be supportive; help someone through a difficult time

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Back in 2008, Christina Applegate received some terrible news. At age 36, she learned that she had breast cancer. She was frightened and worried about the difficult treatment she would have to go through in order to get better.

Fortunately, Christina’s boyfriend was a rock. No, the Rock, a rock. When someone is your rock, he supports you through a difficult time. Christina was able to lean on her boyfriend when she was sick and afraid. He was strong and solid, just like a real rock.

To be someone’s rock isn’t the only expression that uses the word rock. If you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, for instance, you’re trapped in a bad situation. There are also a bunch of expressions that use rock as a verb. If you rock someone’s world, you excite and impress someone. But don’t rock the boat, or your friends might get mad at you for causing trouble.

Christina Applegate had surgery and recovered from her cancer. She is now completely healthy. And that rocks.

Examples

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“When I was going through my divorce, my sister was my rock. She always listened to me and comforted me.”

“I’m so grateful to Charlie. He has been my rock since I lost my job.”

“Joe is Anna’s rock. She’d be lost without him.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

VOLTS my rock means refers to someone who you can rely on.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
nour_2 it means,,he was her supporting,inspiring person who inspires and supports her..
by nour_2
Aneet he was her pillar and Christina wanted to live because of him
by Aneet
chomo he is someone that she can always rely on and will always support her like a rock :)
by chomo
Gellerke somebody, who you can turn to
by Gellerke
be my rock means to stand by someone when he or she is in need of help or encouragement.
by Mr.Bean's wife

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zohoor

zohoor

Yemen

to be someone's saver

06:31 PM Sep 17 2009 |

caotic inside

Brazil

a supportive person; a person who reassures you in difficult moments.

06:29 PM Sep 17 2009 |

marleyaraujo

Brazil

this is really important in our lives. to have or to know someone that can help us in dificult times. 

 

05:09 PM Sep 17 2009 |

djamal101

Morocco

this idom simlpy means when you involved in quandry then you find so who realy give y a helping hand to get you out of misery.so he stands liks real rock in your hard sitiation when you really need so.thanks

04:17 PM Sep 17 2009 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

my family is my rock and my ASKOOOOO !!!

saludos.

01:58 PM Sep 17 2009 |

siberian tigger

Mexico

It means that someone is helping me when I am on truoble or I am sick or sad

01:56 PM Sep 17 2009 |

wahidovic867

Morocco

hihi

01:53 PM Sep 17 2009 |

wahidovic867

Morocco

hi from now i'm here, but just to learn english

01:49 PM Sep 17 2009 |

bulo4ka

Ukraine

really great quotation

01:42 PM Sep 17 2009 |

salinger

Tunisia

if you really find someone to support you  you are very lucky.

11:37 AM Sep 17 2009 |

mukesh kumar gurjar

India

hello

10:45 AM Sep 17 2009 |

jingyou

China

who is my rock?

 

08:45 AM Sep 17 2009 |

jinxiangyu35

China

  1. wow!!i have been long seeking someone to be my rock and who will rock the world of mine!!!!

08:14 AM Sep 17 2009 |

kvwh

China

the rock mean the person who can be your backrest when difficulty

07:49 AM Sep 17 2009 |

gader

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi,I'm fine thanks,and you?

06:52 AM Sep 17 2009 |

eng.82

Iraq

hi

 

06:05 AM Sep 17 2009 |

sukya

sukya

China

This lesson rocks!!!

05:30 AM Sep 17 2009 |

ay_noor

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

hi 

03:41 AM Sep 17 2009 |

Rochine

Brazil

I'm manager

 

02:37 AM Sep 17 2009 |

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