- have a romantic relationship with someone
- the date someone regularly and exclusively
- be in a lasting relationship with someone
- have a single and constant romantic partner
- Kate and Jack have been going steady with each other for the past few years now.
- My friend and his fiancee went steady for more than a year before they decided to get engaged.
- Bob wants to go steady with Sarah, but I think she is not interested and is dating other guys too.
- She has been going steady with one of her team members for the past six months now.
- I’ve heard that you have been going steady with George for quite some time; so have you decided anything about the future yet?
- Last I heard, Jose had been going steady with this girl he had met at a party.
- They had been going steady with each other for a few months, but it didn’t last long after he changed his job and moved to another city.
- I think she’s serious about Jim. She has been going steady with him for a year now, though she’s been getting proposals from a lot of other men.
This phrase has been in use since the early 1900s.
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