Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
The verb 'steady' means to stabilise or to prevent something from moving or changing. As an adjective, something which is described as steady is balanced without shaking or moving or is firmly fixed or supported. A steady increase or decline refers to continuous growth or reduction over time. You might tell someone to 'steady their nerves' which means you are asking them to calm down. In a more colloquial informal context to 'be steady' or 'go steady' with someone means to date someone over a period of time.