give (one) an easy ride

(redirected from given him an easy ride)

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.
See also: easy, give, ride
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
She has not given him an easy ride and he needs to prove to her that he will never cheat on her again.
Keating, however, added more fuel to the fire when he admitted Tubs had given him an easy ride.
It had cost him a three-match suspension but, in general, football had given given him an easy ride for that indiscretion.
Surprisingly Hargreaves says the Welsh half of the family have given him an easy ride until now - although that could change come the autumn international.
Full browser ?