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a bumpy ride

A tough time. If you think going to graduate school while working a full-time job is easy, you're in for a bumpy ride!
See also: bumpy, ride

a rough ride

A tough time. If you think going to graduate school while working a full-time job is easy, you're in for a rough ride!
See also: ride, rough

give (one) a bumpy ride

To cause one trouble with some activity or pursuit. Graduate school really gave her a bumpy ride, and she was also working a full-time job.
See also: bumpy, give, ride

have a bumpy ride

To have trouble with some activity or pursuit. If you think going to graduate school while working a full-time job is easy, you're going to have a bumpy ride!
See also: bumpy, have, ride
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a rough ride

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a bumpy ride

COMMON If someone has a rough ride or a bumpy ride, they experience a lot of problems or opposition when they are trying to do something. The Prime Minister is likely to face a rough ride in parliament today from the opposition. The proposed changes are not popular with all of the board and the chief executive's bumpy ride is far from over. Note: You can say that someone has an easy ride, meaning that they do not experience many problems or much opposition. You don't come into politics expecting an easy ride.
See also: ride, rough
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

a rough (or easy) ride

a difficult (or easy) time doing something.
See also: ride, rough
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

give somebody/have a bumpy ˈride

make a situation difficult for somebody; have a difficult time: The business has had a bumpy ride over the last twelve months, but profits are growing again now.
See also: bumpy, give, have, ride, somebody
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In the Brahms 3 solo, which is essentially smooth and sustained, it is important to use an articulation that causes no bumpiness with tongued notes or in the notes, tongued or slurred, that are written within a crescendo.
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