have a bumpy ride

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have a bumpy ride

To have trouble with some activity or pursuit. If you think going to graduate school while working a full-time job is easy, you're going to have a bumpy ride!
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give somebody/have a bumpy ˈride

make a situation difficult for somebody; have a difficult time: The business has had a bumpy ride over the last twelve months, but profits are growing again now.
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The loss of the North-East routes alongside its failure to hold on to its Merseyside franchise marks a double blow for Arriva, which has had a bumpy ride in the region in recent years.
Since its inauspicious float at 200p a share last year, the stock has had a bumpy ride.
VENEZUELA, ONE OF THE WORLD'S leading exporters of crude oil, has had a bumpy ride lately.
Despite shares having had a bumpy ride, most in the City are telling their clients to buy the stock at this level.