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ups and downs

noun [plural]
 
 
the mixture of good and bad things that happen to people: Like most married couples, we've had our ups and downs.Experiencing and suffering
Translations of “ups and downs”
in Chinese (Traditional) 盛衰, 沉浮…
in Russian взлеты и падения, хорошее и плохое…
in Turkish iniş çıkışlar, çalkantılar, iyi kötü gelişmeler…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盛衰, 沉浮…
in Polish wzloty i upadki…
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