(something) isn’t steady

You can say this about something that moves a little when you push it or step on it.

Oops! This table isn’t steady. Can we put something under the leg?

Watch out-- that floor board isn’t steady.

You should also know the phrase "hold (something) steady":

Lay it on its side and hold it steady with your other hand. It's easier to cut that way.

This phrase appears in these lessons: