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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!
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.
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!
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.