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easy sledding

Progress that will or is expected to require little to no effort. With their opponents' star player out with an injury, it should be easy sledding for the home team today. It will be easy sledding once I get this one assignment out of the way.
See also: easy, sledding

rough sledding

A difficult, turbulent, or troublesome period of time or undertaking. This administration has gone through some rough sledding over the last year, but the president is determined to regain the trust and support of the American people. Even some of the wealthier areas of the country must brace for rough sledding as fresh austerity measures come into effect on the heels of the IMF bailout. The book can be notoriously rough sledding, but if you're able to stick with it, it is in fact a most rewarding experience.
See also: rough, sledding

hard sledding

A difficult, turbulent, or troublesome period of time. This administration has gone through some hard sledding over the last year, but the president is determined to regain the trust and support of the American people. Even some of the wealthier areas of the country must brace for hard sledding as fresh austerity measures come into effect. The book is notoriously hard sledding, but if you're able to stick with it, it is a rewarding experience.
See also: hard, sledding

tough sledding

A difficult, turbulent, or troublesome period of time. This administration has gone through some tough sledding over the last year, but the president is determined to regain the trust and support of the American people. Even some of the wealthier areas of the country must brace for tough sledding as fresh austerity measure come into effect on the heels of the bailout. The book can be notoriously tough sledding, but if you're able to stick with it, it is in fact a most rewarding experience.
See also: sledding, tough

hard sledding

 and tough sledding
Fig. a very difficult time. They had some hard sledding when they were first married. It was tough sledding for sure when our crops failed that year.
See also: hard, sledding

easy sledding

Effortless progress, as in It's easy sledding from here on. This expression alludes to coasting smoothly down a hill and was first recorded as smooth sledding in 1898. Also see the antonym tough sledding.
See also: easy, sledding

tough sledding

Difficult work or progress, as in This bill faces tough sledding in the legislature. This idiom transfers the route on which a sled can travel to other kinds of progress toward a goal. It was first recorded as hard sledding in 1839. For the antonym, see easy sledding.
See also: sledding, tough
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They are also being proactive and posting signs about the risks involved with sledding to educate and protect those who use the parks.
When towns ban sledding on park hills to reduce their risk exposure, look elsewhere.
It's easy to get to and it's much safer than Skyliner," Olson said, referring to the old downhill ski area west of Bend that has served as the Bend area`s primary snow play site - in spite of Forest Service efforts to discourage sledding because of hazards and the number of accidents.
Make sure the sledding path does not cross traffic and is free from hazards such as large trees, fences, rocks, picnic tables, or telephone poles.
The trouble with sledding, you see, is that it suffers from an image problem.
Owners and operators of hills owe a duty of care to the public and can therefore be found negligent in respect to sledding activities conducted on land they are responsible for.
Compared to other childhood sports, sledding causes a "very high" incidence of injuries, says pediatrician Robert A.
National forests allow sledding, but some don't encourage it; call ahead.
We believe that sledding will forever remain a source of innocent happiness for children and adults, alike.
The weather cooperated as families took advantage of the mild, sunny day at one of Westborough's best spots for sledding.
One day her neighbor Jamie took her and three of her brothers sledding.
A New Day Dawns for the Snow Sports and Sledding Industry as the Leading Innovator of Outdoor Fun Bolsters its Global Leadership in the
At the other end of the spectrum were Srilata Thirunagari of Westboro and her two daughters Shilpa and Shoba Thirukkovalur, who, sporting three brand-new, brightly colored plastic sleds were enjoying their first-ever sledding experiences.
The acquisition will provide WHAM-O with a full range of products that will offer the company a greater combined market share in the rapidly growing snow sledding industry.
2) Bailey Vitello of Brookfield, with dog in front, teaches sixth-grader Joe Hennessey, 12, right, how to harness a dog during a demonstration on dog sledding at Charlton Middle School.