Having a rough ride - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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have a rough ride
To encounter difficulties or challenges; to have a tough time. If you think going to graduate school while working a full-time job will be easy, you're going to have a rough ride!
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.