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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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Kids can explore the museum and make a roller-coaster themed craft, while supplies last (outdoors, weather permitting).
But I despise being completely out of control on a roller-coaster.
HOW CAN TEENS PREPARE TO BE A ROLLER-COASTER ENGINEER?
HOW MUCH MONEY DOES A ROLLER-COASTER ENGINEER EARN?
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".
Part of the wheel axle of a roller-coaster car that derailed at an amusement park outside Osaka on Saturday has been found under the first half of the 2,340-meter-long course, contradicting the park operator's explanation that the axle fell off in the latter half of the run, investigative sources said Tuesday.
To learn what a roller-coaster engineer does and how to become one.
Meanwhile, reinstated Wales captain Gareth Thomas admitted the game was such a roller-coaster he had no idea who would triumph.
They joined in the effort to have the largest number of people ride a roller-coaster naked.
ULTIMATE Ride is a roller-coaster simulator that allows gamers to construct rides and even test out their creation as if they were a aboard a real coaster.
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.
A roller-coaster nut since six, he has completed more than 35,000 rides.
AND what a roller-coaster ride this peace process is turning out to be...a roller-coaster ride from hell that is.