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Friend to the rock

Posted by Smokey Stover on April 08, 2007

In Reply to: Friend to the rock posted by Smokey Stover on April 08, 2007

: : Anybody ever hear about a sayng "friend to the rock" or "good to the rock"? It'd meaning really good friend or really good people.

: I've never heard the saying, but it sounds as though "rock" in this saying would be the equivalent of "rock-bottom" in some of its uses. One of the meanings given for "rock-bottom" by the OED is "fundamental, firmly grounded, honest, sound." One of their examples is "1866 Oregon State Jrnl. 24 Nov. 2/2 A sound democrat, or 'rock bottom', never shrinks from the requirements of his master."
I also think "friend to the bedrock" or "good to the bedrock" is also a little clearer than just "friend to the rock."

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