a rough ride

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a rough ride

A tough time. If you think going to graduate school while working a full-time job is easy, you're in for a rough ride!
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a rough ride

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a bumpy ride

COMMON If someone has a rough ride or a bumpy ride, they experience a lot of problems or opposition when they are trying to do something. The Prime Minister is likely to face a rough ride in parliament today from the opposition. The proposed changes are not popular with all of the board and the chief executive's bumpy ride is far from over. Note: You can say that someone has an easy ride, meaning that they do not experience many problems or much opposition. You don't come into politics expecting an easy ride.
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a rough (or easy) ride

a difficult (or easy) time doing something.
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