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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

roller coaster ride

A series or period of drastic changes that occur without warning. After she graduated from college, her life became a roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs as she tried to establish herself as a fashion designer.
See also: coaster, ride, roller
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

a roller-coaster ride

If you describe an experience as a roller-coaster ride, you mean that parts of it were very good and parts of it were very bad. Markets on both sides of the Atlantic have had a roller coaster ride over the past five days. The past week was an emotional roller-coaster ride for these people.
See also: ride
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

a roller-coaster ride

an experience in which circumstances change rapidly and in a volatile manner from one extreme to another.
2004 BBC News: Business Shares have been on a rollercoaster ride, with US shares plunging and then recovering twice over.
See also: ride
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

coaster

n. someone who lives near the ocean on the coast. (California.) Tiffany is a coaster now, but she was born, like, somewhere else.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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PS19.99, www.iapetus.co.uk SET OF SIX COASTERS: Add a dash of stunning colour without worrying about these being damaged, thanks to their hard-wearing aluminium outer.
Six Flags Great America members will get an early chance to ride the Gurnee park's newest roller coaster today, just before Maxx Force makes its public debut on the Fourth of July.
Today, most coasters use a motorized cable to pull cars up the first hill.
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Most mountain coasters have dips, banking corners and 360-degree turns, but they vary in exposure.
CBreathtaker Alpine Coaster, Aspen THE newest attraction to this star-studded luxury ski resort is this coaster, where riders wind their way up a snow-lined mountain - through over a mile of forest and an elevated track - at speeds of up to 28mph.
Armed with a good working knowledge of Dassault's CATIA multi-platform suite and the SOLIDWORKS CAD platform, Schmotzer's next decision was which roller coaster he would model.
To date, many high-speed accelerator roller coasters, also known as launch coasters, use hydraulics to provide the initial rapid getaway.
NATCO newly appointed station officer Shahzad Ahmed told media persons here that the Company has started hiace and coaster service on the request of people.
Still, he and his team believe their findings certainly warrant further investigation, and they plan to test more kidney models and different sizes of kidney stones on a variety of roller coasters.
"Front seating on the roller coaster resulted in a passage rate of four of 24," the researchers wrote in the article.
Most early roller coasters were pretty mild compared to modern coasters.
The technology was developed by German company VR Coasters, which has outfitted parks around Europe and the US.
"We were able to get married on the GhostRider wooden roller coaster. My wife is a trooper." Korey said his love of roller coasters began when he was growing up near Detroit, Michigan, and he visited Cedar Point, a famous park in nearby Ohio.