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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Last weekend's game, while hugely encouraging for 75 minutes, showed us that no team will give us an easy ride and we will have to be on it for every minute of every game.
"We reached the last 32 last year but we know Cardinal Newman will not give us an easy ride.
"If it was the other way around I'm sure that Australia wouldn't give us an easy ride so of course the celebrations will be after the game.
The African champions host a Ghana side whose morale is sky-high after their resounding 7-0 win against Lesotho, as such, the champions' coach Herve Renard has told his players: 'Ghana won't give us an easy ride,' for sure.
"We played Forest Green in the second game of the season and lost 3-0, which was a real eye-opener, and we can't afford to think teams are going to give us an easy ride.
"Do you think Roy McCreadie and Newry Town or Larne and John Devine - a former Glentoran player - will give us an easy ride?
'However, there is no point dreaming of cup glory just yet because Forest are always a difficult team to break down and they won't give us an easy ride on Saturday.'
"Will you (the press) give us an easy ride if we don't?