have/give somebody a rough/an easy ride

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give (someone) a rough ride

To cause someone to struggle or have a tough time. Going to graduate school while working a full-time job really gave me a rough ride!
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give (someone) an easy ride

To allow someone to do something without difficulty or struggle. Her parents have given her an easy ride her entire life, so I'm not surprised she's struggling in college.
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have a rough ride

To have a tough time. If you think going to graduate school while working a full-time job will be easy, you're going to have a rough ride!
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have an easy ride

To do something without difficulty. I don't know why he thinks he'll have an easy ride going to graduate school while working a full-time job.
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have/give somebody a rough/an easy ˈride

(informal) to experience/not experience difficulties when you are doing something; to make things difficult/easy for somebody: She hasn’t always had an easy ride in her business life.The government has been given a rough ride by the popular press recently.
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