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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:00:00 AM
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hit the rocks

To encounter an especially difficult, troubled, or low point, as in a relationship or some pursuit. More...

KSPavan
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:15:32 AM

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“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
― J.K. Rowling
Ashwin Vemuri
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 3:29:18 AM

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Ok
monamagda
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:34:24 AM

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Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:00:40 AM

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I think the example provided is slightly off. The example makes it sounds like a recurring event, rather than a point at time when "obviously things went bad".
thar
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:12:09 AM

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Once again that example is not natural. How do they manage to get so many of these idioms to sound odd?

If something has hit the rocks, then water is pouring in and the ship is sinking. It is over.
So you wouldn't say something has hit the rocks recently.

You could say it has been on the rocks recently - in trouble, requiring help.

But that is not the same as hitting the rocks.


It is also not the same as "hit rock bottom". That is when you can't dig any further.
To hit the rocks is when your ship is wrecked.





Sanjid Jakariya
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(idiomatic) To be at a low point in one's pursuits.
Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 11:06:48 AM

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Hit the rocks:


To be at a low point in one's pursuits
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