English version

be on the rocks

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe on the rocksbe on the rocksinformalFAIL a relationship or business that is on the rocks is having a lot of problems and is likely to fail soon syn in trouble I’m afraid Tim’s marriage is on the rocks. rock
Examples from the Corpus
be on the rocksHe was a good soldier, but his marriage was on the rocks.There had been signs that their marriage was on the rocks for years.His third marriage was on the rocks.
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