on the rocks Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"on the rocks" in British English

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on the rocks

informal likely to ​failsoon: I ​thinktheirmarriage is on the ​rocks. If you have an ​alcoholicdrink 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 ​alcoholicdrink is on the ​rocks, it is ​served with ​ice.
(Definition of on the rocks from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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