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  • adjective idiomatic steady; careful; avoiding sudden change


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From the nautical phrase steady as she goes.


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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.

    Tim Pawlenty aims for strong showing in Iowa

  • 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.

    Japan Prime Minister Unveils Cabinet

  • 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.

    Wolfram Blog : Stock Market Returns by Presidential Party

  • The insurance sector is commonly associated with dour actuaries and steady-as-she-goes expectations.

    U.K. Insurers Look Ready for Mergers

  • Investors have gobbled up such steady-as-she-goes consumer-goods companies as part of a broader defensive stance.

    ConAgra to Test Packaged-Foods Firms' Punch

  • "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.

    GreenCine Daily: SFIFF, fests and events, 4/30.

  • The once steady-as-she-goes industry turned highly volatile in the face of a weakening economy and plummeting stock market.

    Insurance: Life

  • 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.

    Obama Escalates Battle With Hillary

  • 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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