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English definition of “have a bumpy ride”

have a bumpy ride

informal
C2 to have a difficult time : She's had a bumpy ride at work over the last few months .Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of have a bumpy ride from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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