Idiom: on the rocks
(Relating to relationships)
— My girlfriend and I were already on the rocks when I met Janie. Otherwise, I don't think I would have even noticed her.
— Our marriage is on the rocks again but my husband refuses to go to marriage counseling.
— Either the director or CEO needs to call the client immediately. This relationship is on the rocks and we are risking losing one of our biggest accounts.
— Yes, everyone's congratulating my wife and I on 25 years of marriage. If they only knew the last 24 years have been on the rocks.
— I never could have imagined that our pastor's marriage was on the rocks. Honestly, I didn't even know members of the clergy could divorce.
— My supervisor and I always had a great working relationship but since he got a new assistant things are on the rocks.
(Relating to alcoholic beverages)
— This pure cognac should be served on the rocks.
— We're waiting for our drinks. I already ordered a whisky on the rocks for myself and two glasses of white wine for the ladies.
— Who ordered a vodka martini on the rocks with four olives?
— I'll take another scotch on the rocks, please.
— Do you want a margarita frozen or a margarita on the rocks?
— Please give me another Stoli on the rocks with a twist and can you check with the hostess to see when our table will be ready?
— Bartender: What will you have to drink? Customer: We'll have a Manhattan straight up and a gin on the rocks.
Regarding a relationship
Regarding a beverage
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