Meaning of “on the rocks” in the English Dictionary

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"on the rocks" in British English

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on the rocks

informal likely to fail soon:

I think their marriage is on the rocks.

If you have an alcoholic drink on the rocks, you have it with pieces of ice:

I'll have a whisky on the rocks, please.

(Definition of “on the rocks” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"on the rocks" in American English

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on the rocks

infmlfailing:

Their marriage is on the rocks.
on the rocks

If an alcoholic drink is on the rocks, it is served with ice.

(Definition of “on the rocks” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)