rocky road (to something)

rocky road (to something)

The difficult, troubled, or uneven journey or development (to some status, position, or result). In the interview, she discusses her childhood, her inspirations, and the rocky road to presidency. The film's rocky road leading to its release has been the subject of much speculation and concern from fans.
See also: road, rocky

rocky road

a difficult period of time. Bob's been going down quite a rocky road since his divorce.
See also: road, rocky