Definition of rock-ribbed in English:

rock-ribbed

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adjective

North American
  • Resolute or uncompromising, especially with respect to political allegiance: a rock-ribbed Republican
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    • Consequently, rock-ribbed demagoguery and uncompromising resistance seemed to be the only responses available to southerners who opposed desegregation.
    • It was this group, founded by rock-ribbed conservatives and opponents of the president in 1940, that was the biggest and best-organized antiwar movement in American history.
    • Resolutions have appeared in small towns in rock-ribbed conservative Idaho, where Republicans reign supreme, and in major cities like Chicago, long dominated by the Democratic Party.

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