IEC@DVC organizes many activities for students. On occasion, we organize rock climbing adventures! Have you been rock climbing before? Join us for our next trip: check the Activities Calendar at the Front Desk for the schedule and sign up!
Before you go rock climbing, learn these expressions with the word “rock.” These idioms are used in everyday speech. See if you can use them when speaking English!
Expressions with “Rock”
Definition: The absolute lowest level or worst situation.
Example: Prices for gas are at rock bottom. I think they will increase this year.
We also say “to hit rock bottom.”
Example: My boyfriend and I broke up and I lost my job in the same month. I felt like I hit rock bottom.
On the rocks
Definition 1: A drink ordered with ice cubes.
Example: Could I have a martini on the rocks?
Definition 2: To experience difficult times, often in regard to money or relationships.
Example: I think Tim and Sarah are on the rocks. They have been fighting a lot lately.
Definition: Not stable.
Example: We had a rocky year at our company. Sales were down for the first six months. But we are OK!
Solid as a rock
Definition: Very dependable, solid and strong.
Example: After you exercise, you will feel solid as a rock!
Stuck between a rock and a hard place
Definition: In between two decisions or possibilities when both possibilities are not good.
Example: I have a huge presentation scheduled for the 15th, but it’s also my nephew’s graduation. I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Definition: An expression meaning “You are awesome!”
Example: You got 100% on your test? You rock!
Rock Climbing with IEC@DVC
Are you interested in going rock climbing with IEC@DVC? Ask the Front Desk or our Activities Coordinator for this month’s activities calendar and see if we have an excursion planned soon!