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roller coaster

A series or period of drastic changes that occur without warning. After she graduated from college, her life became a roller coaster filled with ups and downs as she tried to establish herself as a fashion designer.
See also: coaster, roller

a roller coaster

a situation which changes suddenly and often between being good and being bad
Usage notes: A roller coaster is a type of small railway in an amusement park which travels very quickly climbing up and down hills.
The Norwegian stockmarket has been on a roller coaster during the past 18 months. What the book does describe very well is the emotional roller-coaster of puberty.
See also: coaster, roller

coaster

n. someone who lives near the ocean on the coast. (California.) Tiffany is a coaster now, but she was born, like, somewhere else.
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The Love Coasters website is simple, easy to use, and informative.
Custom Built Media has designed the new site to reflect the actual ride, using the coaster rails and the wood from the track in their unique design.
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3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags New England, the Coaster Capital of New England, today announced plans to add a giant looping roller coaster to its already impressive lineup of thrills.
Coasters), a privately held company with its principal headquarters located in Cali, Columbia, announced today that they have signed a letter of intent with respect to Coasters proposed acquisition of SPTO in a reverse merger transaction.
Markey's statement also claimed that "thousands of park patrons are injured in non-brain injury accidents each year on roller coasters and other park rides, and some of those patrons actually die on these rides.
Guests visiting Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will be treated to double rides on all seven of the park's coasters.
It's her dream gig -- the South Pasadena psychologist also is an ACE member and has been on about 70 or 80 coasters.
The alleged G-force link to brain injuries from riding roller coasters prompted the state of New Jersey to mandate a limit of 5.
But a coaster track contains more than just one hill.
A 12-year-old boy who died after riding Disney-MGM's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
In partnership with hundreds of restaurants and bars across the state, these eye-catching coasters reach tobacco users in places where many admit an increased tendency to use tobacco products.
June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new GIANT in the world of wooden roller coasters makes its debut today