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 the Rock of Gibraltar pronunciation in British English /ˌrɒk əv dʒɪˈbrɔːltə(r)/
  1. a small area of land in the south of Spain that is controlled by the UK. If someone says something is ‘like the Rock of Gibraltar’, they mean it is very solid and strong and will not be destroyed.

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