on the rocks

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A negroni on the rocks
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Pronunciation[edit]

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

on the rocks

  1. Poured over ice, usually in reference to alcoholic drinks.
    I'll have a whisky on the rocks.
  2. In a bad state, particularly of a romantic relationship.
    Joe and Tammy's relationship is on the rocks again.

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