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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The Conservatives have been given an easy ride on Islamophobia not just because too many people think it's not a problem, but because Labour has struggled to quell anti-semitism among its ranks.
For too long we've seen too many given an easy ride, released back onto the streets, gifted all the benefits Britain affords its citizens.
For too long we've seen too many given an easy ride, released back onto the streets, gifted with all the benefits Britain affords its citizens.
Under-fire Strictly star Danny John-Jules was given an easy ride by the show's judges last night after his bullying row.
Despite Butland pantomiming the ball up in the air for Everton's opener and then getting a hand on to Tosun's header for the match-winner but preventing to keep it out, he was predictably given an easy ride from his pal.
Much more of this, though, and Eddie Jones will come knocking, although Ashton was given an easy ride against a bunch of Premiership novices.
Much more of this though and Eddie Jones will come knocking, although he was given an easy ride against a bunch of Premiership novices.
With Adam Merrell unavailable, Coventry handed 16-year-old Aidan Johnson his debut in goal but he was initially given an easy ride as they dominated first-half possession, Dom Bell passing up three setpiece opportunities.
The Germans reckon Brazil have been given an easy ride by referees even though the hosts' style has been less tiki-taka and more kicky-hacker.
Wilmots also claimed Lionel Messi was given an easy ride by the referee, Nicola Rizzoli of Italy.
His dad was a coach at Chelsea then Reading and when the youngster showed an interest in football, there was no way he was going to be given an easy ride. The 20-year-old said: "We have always been competitive.
But Tiley denied the popular Swiss was being given an easy ride. "The players know what goes in with scheduling, it isn't a simple matter," he said, according The Age.
The cyclist admitted she will not be given an easy ride as she tries to emulate Dame Tanni's gold medal tally.
Whatever lineup Hodgson decides upon will not be given an easy ride to build an understanding against a Belgium side featuring some of Europe's finest young players.
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