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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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NoLimits 2 is the world's most comprehensive roller coastersimulation, with results so realistic that professional designers like John Wardley use NoLimits 2 to create and test designs for physical roller coaster.
What is the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster? The Full Throttle opened in Los Angeles in America this year at the Six Flags Theme Park.
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
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The new ride was custom-designed to Canohie's specifications of having an "untamed" Grizzly hear theme with eight-passenger seat coaster cars featuring a roaring bear face on the front and surrounding architecture based on a rustic Adirondack style of peeling birch trees and a log cabin station.
When the switch is flipped on the new Formula Rossa roller coaster, those brave enough to be strapped in will be the first to ride the mother of all coasters.
Students in the class design actual, roller coasters via computer.
His portfolio of British coasters includes three at Alton Towers resort in Staffordshire: Nemesis, Europe's first inverted coaster where riders sit in a floorless train suspended under the track, which opened in 1994; Oblivion (1998), the world's first vertical drop roller-coaster where riders plummet into a tunnel; and Air (2002), the world's first coaster that gives the impression of flight, with riders soaring birdlike up and over, down and under.
Computer support specialist, roller coaster connoisseur
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.
MAHTARLAM (PAN): At least five people were killed and several others wounded Wednesday night when a Hino truck collided with a coaster passenger bus in Kakas area of eastern Laghman province on Kabul-Jalalabad Highway.
You know those pictures they always take when you are on your way down on a roller coaster? If you ride the Superman, that picture might always look crazy.
With your hands gripping tight, as soon as a roller coaster projects you forward even the most reserved of riders can't help but belt out a chilling scream - even though your "heart is in your mouth" and your stomach feels like it's 20 feet above your head.
PS8.79, www.temptationgifts.com PERSONALISED COASTERS AND HOLDER: With a stylish finish, the coaster holder says Home Sweet Home with your own chosen words.