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be someone's rock

be someone's rock

Date: Sep 17 2009

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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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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Comments

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weah44

weah44

Sudan

my friend is alaways be my rock . when i get trouble i used to speak with him about it then he comforted me . to be somone's rock means to impree and excit him through diffcult time Laughing. the simple example  is when give smile at the time your friend feel sad

10:56 PM Dec 15 2009 |

Hanicex

Hanicex

China

It's the first time I logged in and,I believe there is surely something I'm not clear about.I'll try this on computer several days later.See you!

11:38 AM Oct 04 2009 |

wahidovic867

Morocco

hi

hllo every one

05:27 PM Sep 23 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Usually good friends are our rocks when we need! But my best friend in hard moments for sure is God ;)

10:58 PM Sep 22 2009 |

Miss_Diana

Miss_Diana

Zimbabwe

For everyone who need a rock…
This is the best I could ever find:

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my
shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
 

God loves you all! 

=)

02:37 AM Sep 22 2009 |

kalsang Dondrup

China

I love all of you.

12:32 AM Sep 20 2009 |

kalsang Dondrup

China

Would you wanna be my friend. I love to make friends all over the world.

 

12:28 AM Sep 20 2009 |

kalsang Dondrup

China

Maybe i wanna talk with you.

12:24 AM Sep 20 2009 |

kalsang Dondrup

China

Smilehi everyone. How are you doing?

12:23 AM Sep 20 2009 |

jinxiangyu35

China

if someone is your rock that means he/she is the one who helps or supports you through difficulties ,sorrow s or pains .he/she will always be theo one on whom you could lean .it is always like this that you are someone`s rock and someone is your rock.

11:58 PM Sep 19 2009 |

toudjine

Algeria

is there someone who can tell me exactly whats mean my rock????

05:37 PM Sep 19 2009 |

babyjoce

babyjoce

United States

How come they didn't report me as a winner? I guessed it all right.

05:18 PM Sep 19 2009 |

muratacikel

Turkey

Like Father and Mother They are always being a rock eachother

02:57 PM Sep 19 2009 |

rockmee

Syrian Arab Republic

it means, someone who supports you when u need help

12:29 AM Sep 19 2009 |

EDITH ^.~

EDITH ^.~

United States

Mason has been my rock since I moved to the States.

10:49 PM Sep 17 2009 |

djamal101

Morocco

i will give you a very good example.then you let me know about your comments.

since mohammed is the last prophet peace and blessings of allah be upon him sent by our lord.he will surly be the rock of all mankinds in the day of judgement expect disbeivers.

10:18 PM Sep 17 2009 |

Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

Jesus Christ is my rock !

10:05 PM Sep 17 2009 |

djamal101

Morocco

thanks all for all your comments you are on the right track my best regards to you

09:09 PM Sep 17 2009 |

nour_2

nour_2

Syrian Arab Republic

yeah i did it, i guessed it …...........

08:52 PM Sep 17 2009 |

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