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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

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
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The project was born out of a chance opportunity for Bumpy Knuckles and KRS-One to work face to face in the studio again.
The pipe was pretty bumpy but the shape of it is still good.
Findings showed that the virus has a smooth appearance while at the cooler temperatures found in mosquito or tick vectors, but then it morphs into the bumpy form at warmer temperatures before fusing to the host cell and delivering its genetic material.
Mentally it's very tiring because it's low speed, like Monaco in a way with the barriers so close to the circuit, very bumpy, dark, so it's very demanding for the drivers.
The expansion would allow Bumpy to take on four more part-time employees, taking the overall workforce to 18.
When I first fly fished in salt water (the mid to late '70s), Scientific Anglers (SA) came out with a floating line, the Bonefish Taper, that had a bumpy running line that I at first questioned.
Recovery in central and eastern Europe will be gradual and bumpy.
Today's numbers, however, were a good reminder that recoveries cannot only be bumpy but also capricious.
Bill Duke), in which Bumpy (Laurence Fishburne, who also played him in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club) rises from being a numbers runner to head of the Harlem operation.
That bumpy feeling: Bawls is a premium, non-alcoholic, carbonated beverage made from guarana berries harvested in the Amazon rainforest.
Flacks didn't match her 2005 finish, when she finished 25th to earn All- American honors, but made a strong push over the final half of the multi- loop course over bumpy grass.
HOLD on to your sofas, it's going to be a bumpy week in Weatherfield.
But her long career was, emotionally and financially, a bumpy ride.
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.