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rock on

An expression of happiness, excitement, or enthusiasm. A: "I hear our class won a trip to Paris!" B: "Rock on! I've always wanted to see Paris!"
See also: on, rock

(as) rare as rocking horse crap

vulgar slang Extremely rare or unlikely; all but, or most likely, impossible or non-existent. Primarily heard in Ireland. An honest person in politics? Yeah, that's as rare as rocking horse crap. I'm sorry to say, but the part this engine needs is rare as rocking horse crap. They haven't manufactured these in nearly 50 years!
See also: crap, horse, rare, rocking

(as) rare as rocking horse poo

vulgar slang Extremely rare or unlikely; all but, or most likely, impossible or non-existent. Primarily heard in Ireland. An honest person in politics? Yeah, that's as rare as rocking horse poo. I'm sorry to say, but the part this engine needs is rare as rocking horse poo. They haven't manufactured these in nearly 50 years!
See also: horse, poo, rare, rocking

(as) rare as rocking horse shit

vulgar slang Extremely rare or unlikely; all but, or most likely, impossible or non-existent. Primarily heard in Ireland. An honest person in politics? Yeah, that's as rare as rocking horse shit. I'm sorry to say, but the part this engine needs is rare as rocking horse shit. They haven't manufactured these in nearly 50 years!
See also: horse, rare, rocking, shit

rock the house

slang To elicit an enthusiastic response from an audience that one is performing for. Man, we really rocked the house! Did you see all those people dancing to our music? It's a great speech—I think you're going to rock the house tonight.
See also: house, rock

rocking horse shit

vulgar slang Something is extremely rare or unlikely; all but, or most likely, impossible or non-existent. Often used in the phrase "(as) rare as rocking horse shit." Primarily heard in Ireland. An honest person in politics? Yeah, that's as rare as rocking horse shit. I'm sorry to say, but the part this engine needs is rare as rocking horse shit. They haven't manufactured these in nearly 50 years!
See also: horse, rocking, shit

rock the foundations of (something)

To impact something in a way that affects its very essence, especially concerning its values or beliefs. The death of her son rocked the foundations of her beliefs. The election of the outsider candidate rocked the foundations of the party, and led to a lot of soul-searching among its members.
See also: foundation, of, rock

rocking-horse manure

something extremely rare. Australian informal
See also: manure

rocking

mod. excellent. (Collegiate.) We had a rocking time!
References in classic literature ?
Completely unnerved, I leaped to my feet; but the measured rocking movement of Usher was undisturbed.
Here he stood rocking himself to and fro upon his short legs, baring his fangs in hideous grinnings, rumbling out an ever increasing volume of growls, which were slowly but steadily increasing to the proportions of roars.
The shark's struggles agitated the water with such fury that the rocking threatened to upset me.
And the little Fairy, who lay rocking to and fro upon a fluttering vine-leaf, thus began her story:--
The gust came scouring along, the wind threw up the river in white surges, the rain rattled among the leaves, the thunder bellowed worse than that which is now bellowing, the lightning seemed to lick up the surges of the stream; but Sam, snugly sheltered under rock and tree, lay crouching in his skiff, rocking upon the billows until he fell asleep.
Artists like Sheryl Crow, Joan Osborne and Melissa Etheridge were proving yet again that women were every bit as ferocious and rocking as their male counterparts, if not more so.