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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
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HOW CAN TEENS PREPARE TO BE A ROLLER-COASTER ENGINEER?
HOW MUCH MONEY DOES A ROLLER-COASTER ENGINEER EARN?
The starting salary for a roller-coaster engineer is between $40,000 and $50,000 a year.
Wardley says the engineers are the most important people involved in developing a roller-coaster.
Designing a roller-coaster, Wardley says, has to start with the "big idea".
Many factors go into the design of a roller-coaster.
To learn what a roller-coaster engineer does and how to become one.
Then, lay it on furniture to create a roller-coaster track for a marble to roll on.
Being a roller-coaster fanatic, I'd always dreamed of traveling to other amusement parks besides our own Magic Mountain.
People can survive just fine without a roller-coaster ride for a few hours--but that doesn't work for a respirator.
And designer Werner Stengel - a roller-coaster maestro - has also stuck a ride in a mast at at the very top of the tower which catapults guests 160ft - and lets them free-fall down.
Six Flags California has appealed three citations it was levied for violating state workplace safety laws after an investigation into the death of an employee run over by a roller-coaster car in May.
Park officials blamed La Motte for breaking a cardinal safety rule, stepping in front of a roller-coaster car, even if it is stationary.