give (someone) an easy ride

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give (someone) an easy ride

To allow someone 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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Much more of this though and Eddie Jones will come knocking, although he was given an easy ride against a bunch of Premiership novices.
Much more of this, though, and Eddie Jones will come knocking, although Ashton 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.
TOUGHER action is being called for to tackle irresponsible dog owners in Northumberland amid claims those who fail to clear up their pets' mess are being given an easy ride.
But Tiley denied the popular Swiss was being given an easy ride.
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.
Liverpool are clear favourites at Wembley, but rarely have the Anfield outfit been given an easy ride in cup finals.
Lawyers representing the families of those killed in the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak said on Sunday that Egypt's top general had been given an easy ride in questioning behind closed doors at the trial of the deposed president.
The sad truth is that rich or poor, famous or anonymous, motorists who put the lives of others in jeopardy are routinely given an easy ride by the legal system, as a quick flick through this newspaper's archive proves.
ANDY Murray was given an easy ride into the French Open fourth round after opponent J anko Tipsarevic retired injured on Suzanne Lenglen court with the British number one two sets ahead.
However, he showed no sign of nerves as he crunched his first delivery through the off side for four but he was given an easy ride by Gayle's decision not to challenge him with pace at the start of the innings.