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.
See also: easy, give, have, ride, rough, somebody
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"If you let them play they'll come at you, back off them and you'll give them an easy ride.
"The government is trying to end this term on a high, but we don't want to give them an easy ride." DON'T FORGET THE ECONOMY Congress will try to push through 39 bills including six anti-corruption bills to address public anger over graft.
The striker (left) shrugged off Neil Lennon's criticism of the home side's physicality, claiming they were dreaming if they thought Hibs were going to give them an easy ride.
The London club need a win to bounce back from last week's FA Cup semi-final defeat and to boost their Champions League prospects, but Liverpool never give them an easy ride. Prediction: Draw.
Can I suggest that Ian Swales picks up on these matters and really challenges the government - and not just give them an easy ride? DAVID WALSH, Skelton
"But the teams in this league will not give them an easy ride, especially on their home patches.
"We know what we did wrong, and we will go down there determined not to give them an easy ride. We have beaten them earlier in the season, so we know we can do it.
"We were certainly determined not to give them an easy ride physically."
WIGAN fans may have the idea we'll give them an easy ride this Friday now we've got the League Leaders Shield wrapped up.
Lee added: "There can be no relaxing, I will not rest players or give them an easy ride We need League points ....
"We want to get into the quarter-finals of this competition and we're not going to roll over and give them an easy ride."
"We are not going to give them an easy ride. If they put these turbines up it will affect the prices of our homes.
Intelligence reports indicate that they are not proof against dedicated pressure, not like they were before Christmas, and if Exeter sit back and give them an easy ride then George Bush is a pacifist.
Matthew Sykes hit a hat-trick in Llandudno Junction's 5-0 slamming of Holywell Town to give them an easy ride into the third round of the Barritt Cup.
Yes, I pay more attention to them, but no, I don't relax my critical standards to give them an easy ride. Unlike the newspapers, Maclean's does not review every movie that gets released.
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