roller coaster ride

roller coaster ride

A series or period of drastic changes that occur without warning. After she graduated from college, her life became a roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs as she tried to establish herself as a fashion designer.
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a roller-coaster ride

If you describe an experience as a roller-coaster ride, you mean that parts of it were very good and parts of it were very bad. Markets on both sides of the Atlantic have had a roller coaster ride over the past five days. The past week was an emotional roller-coaster ride for these people.
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a roller-coaster ride

an experience in which circumstances change rapidly and in a volatile manner from one extreme to another.
2004 BBC News: Business Shares have been on a rollercoaster ride, with US shares plunging and then recovering twice over.
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American theme park operator Six Flags unveiled on Monday that 12 record-breaking attractions are coming to Saudi Arabia -- including the world's longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster ride.
In her quest to correct social ills and promote family value, she finds herself serving as a governess in the Babingtons' home and it becomes a roller coaster ride both inside and outside the home.
Summary: New Delhi (India), Apr 27 (ANI): The 'Friends' stars Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler's upcoming flick 'Murder Mystery's' trailer dropped on Friday and is all set to take you on a roller coaster ride.
I need to learn to control this roller coaster ride instead of letting it control me.
She also shared a video from their visit to the desert, where her daughter felt she was in a roller coaster ride when their car went downhill.
A spokesman for the HSE said: "We have been in contact with the operator regarding the Cyclone roller coaster ride at Barry Island Pleasure Park and have taken the decision to prohibit the ride from being operated until all necessary testing and pre-start documentation is available for inspection.
Charter rates for carriers have been on a roller coaster ride since April.
This may be a clever, multi-layered, roller coaster ride at high speed that is American slick, but nothing rings true, one family trying to hide a body drift into Carry On farce and the characters evoke little empathy.
"It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride getting here.
The country's political scenario is nothing short of a political roller coaster ride. From assassinations to judicial hangings, to military coups and dictatorships, the country has seen and suffered it all.
Speaking from New York where he was hoping to celebrate another Democrat President, he said: "It's been a roller coaster ride but the end of the ride is in sight."
Wartinger says these early results suggest a moderate-intensity roller coaster ride has the potential to benefit some patients with small kidney stones, but it may not be the right approach for everyone.
HAPPY as I am for Alex Jones, I feel I have shared her emotional and climactic roller coaster ride towards pregnancy having been present and correct along every hop, step and jump of the way.
US-based Six Flags has reportedly pledged to build the world's largest roller coaster ride in Dubai, according to sister title Arabian Business.
Rides that Salman particularly loved were the Prince Of Dark Waters, Wrath Of God and the roller coaster ride Gold Rush Coaster.