rock around

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rock around

To sway, tilt, or shake back and forth, side to side. The suspension on my uncle's old truck was totally shot, so we just kept rocking around as drove through the bumpy back roads on his land. The ship rocked around as the storm hammered it with waves and heavy winds.
See also: around, rock
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

rock around

to tilt or totter about. The boat rocked around, tossing the passengers to and fro. The road was bumpy and the huge car rocked around.
See also: around, rock
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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And this went on day after day, while the whole business world rocked around him and house after house crashed to the ground.
Summary: Boston [U.S.A.], Sept 14 (ANI): A man was killed while several others were injured after a series of explosions and fires rocked around 40 homes and businesses in three towns in Massachusetts on Thursday, according to the Essex County District Attorney's office.
St Joseph's RCVA Primary drew chuckles by performing Pink Floyd classic 'We Don't Need No Education' while Lobley Hill Primary turned back time as they rocked around the clock.
Of course, decades have passed since Bruce rocked around arenas in tight jeans looking hot.
YOUNG Birmingham musicians rocked around the clock at a Charity Rock Show.
One company, Triotech, specialises in motion-based platforms for bowling alleys such as UFO Stomper (a new dancing game) and the more established MadWave, where you are rocked around in a seat in tandem to the action you are watching on the screen ahead.
Children and teachers rocked around the clock in a week of celebrations to mark their school's 50th birthday.
Musical youths rocked around the clock to celebrate their school's 50th birthday.
Not for them Saturday Night Fever or Grease - they rocked around the clock during afternoon tea!