- explaining how awesome and cool a person is.
- doing something incredible.
- It demonstrates carrying out an activity with extreme energy and passion.
- The idiom can be used to encourage a friend. It is more of a matter of telling them, “You can do it.”
- a phrase used when appreciating someone.
- used by people from Smite as a troll.
- a way of letting something slide when offended by someone.
- a way to show you that you are loved.
Examples in Sentences
- You rocked the cast interview today.
- Thank you for bringing me lunch. You rock!
- “How was the concert last weekend?” “Incredible! It rocked!”
- You rocked in the show. Cancel it!
- “What did I do to you?” “Never mind, I will let you rock.”
- The poem was excellent; you rock.
- I love my brother, he rocks.
- This birthday party rocks.
The idiom “you rock” emerged from rock music, which has a history in the music genre’s title. Ship motion in the early 1800s brought about the name “rock and roll.” In the 1920s, the name “rock and roll” was given a sexual connotation, and a decade later, the name was transferred to dance music. During the 1930s, famous blues songs were known as “rolling” while dancing to rock songs.
The rock and roll genre was wholly established in the 1950s, where the slang was aligned with the songs’ rebelliousness, coolness, and high sound energy. In the 1960s, “rock” meant “being excited and full of life,” later translated to “you rock,” meaning to be great at something.
Today, “you rock” is used to exclaim positively about the person. Other people use it to explain that you are good at doing something. For instance, “You rock at playing chess.” Other people use “you rock” to explain how much they mean to them and their affection. You rock my world.
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