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rocky road (to something)

The difficult, troubled, or uneven journey or development (to some status, position, or result). In the interview, she discusses her childhood, her inspirations, and the rocky road to presidency. The film's rocky road leading to its release has been the subject of much speculation and concern from fans.
See also: road, rocky

walk on rocky socks

slang To be unable to walk steadily or in a straight line due to being drunk. The driver got out and walked on rocky socks, so the officer hauled him into the station. She seemed pretty sober during dinner, but then she stood up and started walking on rocky socks.
See also: on, rocky, sock, walk
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

rocky road

a difficult period of time. Bob's been going down quite a rocky road since his divorce.
See also: road, rocky
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

the rocky road to —

a difficult progression to something.
2001 Star So far A1 haven't put a foot wrong on the rocky road to superstardom.
See also: road, rocky, to
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

walking on rocky socks

mod. alcohol intoxicated. He looks like he’s walking on rocky socks.
See also: on, rocky, sock, walking
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He wrote and starred in Rocky - it made PS200million at the box office in 1976 and won Oscars for Best Picture and Director.
He later changed his name to Rocky Marciano because it was easier to pronounce during matches, but he was also known by nicknames like the Brockton Bomber and the Brockton Blockbuster.
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Gaya: A Gaya court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to suspended Janata Dal(United) MLC Manorama Devi's son Rakesh Kumar Ranjan alias Rocky Yadav and two others for the murder of teenager Aditya Sachdeva in an incident of road rage over a year ago.
Gaya (Bihar) [India], August 31 ( ANI ): The Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADJ), Sachchidanand Singh, is scheduled to deliver the judgement in the Gaya road rage case, in which suspended Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) leader Manorama Devi's son Rocky Yadav was involved, today.
Now the relieved owner has used social media to thank the vets who nursed Rocky back to full health.
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For Sylvester Stallone, the overmatched underdog's fight was a moment of needed inspiration while writing the script for 'Rocky.'