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go steady (with someone)

To date someone exclusively. Don't ask Jill out—she's already going steady with Bobby. Are those two really going steady?
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go steady

Date one person exclusively, as in Parents often don't approve of their children's decision to go steady. This usage may be obsolescent. [Slang; c. 1900] Also see go together, def. 2; go with, def. 1.
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go steady

have a regular romantic or sexual relationship with a particular person. informal
1905 Edith Wharton The House of Mirth I thought we were to be married: he'd gone steady with me six months and given me his mother's wedding ring.
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go ˈsteady (with somebody)

(old-fashioned, informal) have somebody as a regular boyfriend or girlfriend: Martin and Ingrid have been going steady for nearly a year.
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