give (one) an easy ride

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give (one) an easy ride

To allow one 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/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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GAVIN HOLOHAN left Cork City yesterday - but asked Rebel fans to give him an easy ride next season.
"I told Mickael then just give him an easy ride, don't push him too hard because we want him ready for the big night.
But Jarrett will not give him an easy ride in the final, and would love to retain his title in front of his home crowd.
The prison source added: "Inmates are already cheesed off because they feel staff give him an easy ride.
We mustn't give him an easy ride and I know our two midfielders (James O'Connor and Brynjar Gunnarsson) can't wait to play against him."
Perhaps out of sympathy for the minister who has become the permanent patsy in Scotland's government, the committee did not give him an easy ride.
I doubt she'll give him an easy ride, especially if they have children.