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See also: steady as she goes
From the nautical phrase steady as she goes.
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steady-as-she-goes (not comparable)
- (idiomatic) steady; careful; avoiding sudden change
- 2012 September 20, Andrew Brown, “Archbishop of Canterbury succession race begins in earnest”, in The Guardian (online):
- Graham James, the bishop of Norwich, is favourite everywhere of the steady-as-she-goes party. He is widely experienced – he worked in Lambeth Palace under the previous archbishop, Lord Carey – and widely trusted, as well as scholarly.
- 2000, Matthew V. Schofield, When Reason Fails
- He looked to be in fine shape, sitting glassy-eyed behind the wheel, staring straight at the narrow two-lane highway, holding a steady-as-she-goes course of fifty miles an hour.