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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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Rochine

Brazil

Hi

 

02:34 AM Sep 17 2009 |

shahrukh

shahrukh

Morocco

iam fine thanks. you?

02:32 AM Sep 17 2009 |

kalsang Dondrup

China

Hi how are you?

 

01:43 AM Sep 17 2009 |

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