rock-steady


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rock-steady

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rock steady

adj
absolutely steady; as steady as a rock
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rock-steady - consistent in performance or behavior; "dependable in one's habits"; "a steady-going family man"
steady - not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
Translations

rock-steady

[ˈrɒkˈstedɪ] ADJ [hand] → muy firme; [voice] → firme, muy seguro; [car] → muy estable; [camera, gun] → muy preciso
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All were carried off with the Wailers' unmistakeable rock-steady reggae rhythms.
One second they're locked into a lazy, rock-steady dance groove, next they're skanking away on some James Brown trip.
Broadway box office held rock-steady in Week 8 (July 16-22), with declines at some shows balanced by rises at others, in what was a healthy summertime frame overall.
Dubai In extremely hot and at times breezy conditions, Alan Stanton took top honours in the August BMW Monthly Medal at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club with some rock-steady play.
Rock-steady Shrewbury's previous rock-steady defence, on the back of five clean sheets, never looked comfortable and, with almost three minutes of first-half stoppage time played, Eunan O'Kane received the ball from on-loan Shrews striker Jake Robinson, and his 15-yard shot deceived keeper Ben Smith.
This innovative Z-Pattern surface allows the "meaty" part of your palm to sort of flow into the grips, assuring a rock-steady grip in any conditions.
This consistent, easily compared series of images shows that the Sun's size has been rock-steady since 1998 to about 1 part in 50,000.
"The Revoit of the Cockroach Peoples" blends chugging baritone sax, tough grooves, and swirling flute, "Tu Fin, Mi Comienzo" ("Your End, My Beginning") sets cheesy organ licks to a pumping rock-steady beat, and "Vendendo Saude e Fe" ("Selling Wealth and Faith") is a creamy ballad featuring fuzzed-out guitar and Brazilian chanteuse Tita Lima.
GrandEvolution is a band that has a lot of contradictions working for it: Take Mike Gendron's driving guitar, Scott Kenyon's thundering drums, and Jeff Siatkowski's rock-steady bass, all of which combine on songs like "Time" into a sound that straddles the line between straight-ahead rock 'n' roll and contemporary emo, retaining a fresh, almost pop vibrancy.
Stuart Appleby had a decent week at Firestone and looks sure to contend but is also short enough at 15-2, and at better odds the bet has to be rock-steady 10-1 shot Rod Pampling.
Hold the bow as still as possible while remaining relaxed, but don't try to force the bow to remain rock-steady. Trying to eliminate all motion will cause a lot of unnecessary tension.
Given the dire lack of experience and talent, it's no wonder institutions are left to the politically correct whim of the moment rather than rock-steady vision and focus.