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- adjective idiomatic
steady; careful; avoiding sudden change
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He did not want to be a steady-as-she-goes secretary of state for health.
David Cameron will plough on with the health plan at his peril | Andrew Rawnsley
Undeterred, the low-key Midwesterner brushes off conventional wisdom inside political circles that says he's in trouble, if not using the naysaying as motivation; he's pressing ahead with his workmanlike approach to winning over Iowa Republicans and putting his back into his Iowa campaign with a steady-as-she-goes demeanor.
Among other cabinet appointments Friday, Mr. Kan's decision to keep Yoshito Sengoku as chief cabinet secretary underscores a steady-as-she-goes course on key policies.
Play with the policy delay slider and you can see the Democratic and the Republican curves fighting it out in the noise at the bottom of the graph while the steady-as-she-goes full-time investment curve towers over them laughing at their silly antics.
The insurance sector is commonly associated with dour actuaries and steady-as-she-goes expectations.
Investors have gobbled up such steady-as-she-goes consumer-goods companies as part of a broader defensive stance.
"As Filmfest DC closes its 21st year tonight, it has maintained a steady-as-she-goes familiarity with locals, as synonymous with April as cherry blossoms," wrote Desson Thomson in the Washington Post yesterday.
The once steady-as-she-goes industry turned highly volatile in the face of a weakening economy and plummeting stock market.
Yeah, that's a steady-as-she-goes "leader" who's never actually held a single leadership position in either the private or public sector.
The rationale for his campaign is almost entirely based on the message of change and I doubt that they can make a credible case that he's a steady-as-she-goes, practical, engineer type who makes the trains run on time, as Kent Conrad seems to be saying in that quote above.
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