hit the rocks

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hit the rocks

To encounter an especially difficult, troubled, or low point, as in a relationship or some pursuit. We'd been great friends for nearly 10 years, but our friendship has hit the rocks lately.
See also: hit, rock
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Despite being pictured canoodling in a park, their six-week relationship hit the rocks.
over with, hit the rocks to five feet under the hole, straight up the hill - hit a terrible putt and missed it.
According to the report, at one point in the video, almost 45 minutes after the ship had hit the rocks, a panicking officer is heard shouting 'Captain, the passengers are starting to get into the lifeboats on their own,' to which Schettino replies 'Whatever.
A Coast Guard official said the two ships, Dolphin and Lady Rana, hit the rocks and started taking in water.
This Friday Wossy was supposed to be chatting to Sandra Bullock - who then withdrew when her marriage to Jesse James hit the rocks.
Talks with former BSkyB boss Tony Ball hit the rocks last month.
Any deal could reportedly cost RTL as much as pounds 500m and would come four years after previous merger talks between the two broadcasters hit the rocks.
Edwards had secretly started having sex with the teenager after her marriage hit the rocks.
The couple's marriage hit the rocks in January this year when it emerged that Chelsea player Ashley had cheated on his wife.
But it was low tide and dark and the man died when he hit the rocks before landing in the water in Brixham, south Devon.
West Ham star Teddy's relationship with former Miss UK Danielle Lloyd is said to have hit the rocks following her stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house.
And, 35 years ago this week, the marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller hit the rocks when they divorced in Mexico on the grounds of "incompatibility".
JACK Osbourne has hit the rocks in his latest bid to beat his drink and drugs demons.
The 56-year-old was best known for massive 1981 hit Super Freak - sampled in MC Hammer's 1990 smash U Can't Touch This - before his career hit the rocks due to drug abuse.
It seemed as if the paramedic might have found happiness with Colette,but their marriage has hit the rocks.