a rough ride

a rough (or easy) ride a difficult (or easy) time.
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  • rough|ride — «RUHF RYD», intransitive verb, transitive verb, rode, rid|den, rid|ing. 1. to break in and ride (a rough, wild horse or horses). 2. to ride over or overcome by rough tactics: »Tough as they were, they were supposed to have a rough time with Army… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rough Ride — is a William Hill Sports Book of the Year award winning book, written by Irish journalist Paul Kimmage in 1990.It is an autobiography that charts the author s up bringing in Dublin and obsession with cycling, which started with his father being a …   Wikipedia

  • rough ride — easy/rough/ride phrase a period of time when you experience no problems/​a lot of problems The opposition aren’t going to give the new government an easy ride. Thesaurus: difficult situations and experiencessynonym pleasant situationssyn …   Useful english dictionary

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  • a rough ride — I a rough (or easy) ride a difficult (or easy) time doing something the president has been given a rough ride by this conservative Congress II a difficult time or experience rebel shareholders are expected to give officials a rough ride …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) rough ride — a difficult time. Government plans to cut sick pay had a rough ride in the House of Commons. The construction industry is in for a bumpy ride next year …   New idioms dictionary

  • a rough ride — a bumpy/rough/easy, etc. ride INFORMAL ► used to describe a situation that is dangerous, difficult, easy, etc.: »Stocks could be in for a bumpy ride as Wall Street tries to guess the outcome of the Federal Reserve s next monetary policy meeting.… …   Financial and business terms

  • rough — [rʌf] adjective 1. a rough figure or amount is not exact: • It is possible to give here only very rough figures. • I can only give you a rough estimate at this stage. 2. not finished: • a rough draft of the report 3 …   Financial and business terms

  • ride — ► VERB (past rode; past part. ridden) 1) sit on and control the movement of (a horse, bicycle, or motorcycle). 2) (usu. ride in/on) travel in or on a vehicle or horse. 3) travel over on horseback or on a bicycle or motorcycle: ride the scenic… …   English terms dictionary

  • ride — ride1 W2S2 [raıd] v past tense rode [rəud US roud] past participle ridden [ˈrıdn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(animal)¦ 2¦(bicycle/motorbike)¦ 3¦(vehicle)¦ 4¦(in a lift)¦ 5¦(water/air)¦ 6 be riding high 7 let something ride …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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