Give one a bumpy ride - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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give (one) a bumpy ride
To cause one trouble with some activity or pursuit. Graduate school really gave her a bumpy ride, and she was also working a full-time job.
give somebody/have a bumpy ˈride make a situation difficult for somebody; have a difficult time: The business has had a bumpy ride over the last twelve months, but profits are growing again now.