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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

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

a rough (or easy) ride

a difficult (or easy) time doing something.
See also: ride, rough

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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But her long career was, emotionally and financially, a bumpy ride.
As we drove down the road--a typically bumpy southeastern Michigan thoroughfare--he commented about the squeaks and rattles he could hear.
The final four pieces provide the greatest challenges for the early-intermediate student: "Bumpy Country Road" (ostinato walking bass line), "Boogie-woogie" (in 12/8 with an optional improvisation like solo line), "Milonga in G Minor" (a catchy rhythmic piece in 8/8) and "Tango in C Minor" (everything you would expect in a tango), will be loved by both your teen students and adult hobbyists.
This technology proves useful in both civilian and military applications, solving problems ranging from starting intravenous lines more easily to assisting medics during bumpy medical evacuation operations.
Would water flow farther and faster down a smooth or a bumpy hill?
While Schumacher may be enjoying hope of a better result this weekend, he is finding the bumpy Interlagos track less appealing.
You only need to worry about freckles if one gets bumpy or turns into an asymmetrical, weird shape.