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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

roller coaster ride

A series or period of drastic changes that occur without warning. After she graduated from college, her life became a roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs as she tried to establish herself as a fashion designer.
See also: coaster, ride, roller

a roller-coaster ride

If you describe an experience as a roller-coaster ride, you mean that parts of it were very good and parts of it were very bad. Markets on both sides of the Atlantic have had a roller coaster ride over the past five days. The past week was an emotional roller-coaster ride for these people.
See also: ride

a roller-coaster ride

an experience in which circumstances change rapidly and in a volatile manner from one extreme to another.
2004 BBC News: Business Shares have been on a rollercoaster ride, with US shares plunging and then recovering twice over.
See also: ride

coaster

n. someone who lives near the ocean on the coast. (California.) Tiffany is a coaster now, but she was born, like, somewhere else.
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The 32 seats on the new coaster will be back-to-back and face-to-face, officials said.
It hasn't been until recently, however, that an enabling technology has made such a coaster possible in Europe, and the development could mark a fundamental shift in the way that roller coasters are designed and engineered in the future.
Mean Streak" can no longer claim to be the tallest roller coaster in the world but it does (http://www.
Some roller coasters have you standing the entire ride.
Designed as a result of attempting to theoretically break the fundamental roller coaster Paradigm ("all riders get the same ride - every time") the Matrix Force is a true "Thrill Ride" unlike anything else in the World at the present time.
On a number of NoLimits fansites are a lot of user-created roller coaster tracks available for download and ride.
Seaside Heights Mayor, Bill Akers, said that officials and Casino Pier owners are in talks to remove the coaster from the ocean.
To reach such high speeds, the Formula Rossa uses a launch system that propels the coaster car down the
In designing roller coasters, for example, you want the acceleration to be thrilling, but not so great that people black out.
But advancements in technology, particularly the introduction of computer-aided design (CAD) software, has made the coaster development process easier.
My favorite overall coaster is a hybrid (steel structure with wood tracks) called The Voyage in Santa Claus, Indiana.
The Seat Saver coaster is designed to fit over the neck of a bottle to allow a bar patron to stake their claim to the bottle, and to the seat.
Well, apparently there is a gray area between coaster lovers and loathers.
Police investigators have detected a crack on the wheel axle shaft of a roller coaster which had been operated alternately with the roller coaster involved in a fatal accident at Osaka's Expoland amusement park in May, police officials said Sunday.