Going steady with someone - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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?
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.
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.
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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"He's never really had a girlfriend and, as his best mate is going steady with someone
, ends up spending most of his time hanging out with the pair of them.
I was going steady with someone
I'd met in ninth grade (now my wife) and the big thing in picking a school was drive time, so that I could get back home on Friday night.
When going steady with someone
else, he decides he just wants to be left alone.