Definition of a rough or easy ride in English:

a rough (or easy) ride

A difficult (or easy) time doing something: the president has been given a rough ride by this conservative Congress rebel shareholders are expected to give officials a rough ride
More example sentences
  • Two different approaches from two very different managers, but it was easy to see why both have had a rough ride in their new jobs.
  • It was a rough ride, a tough time for all the contestants but we were having a ball on the boat and I wanted to finish off what I started.
  • It seemed to be only those supporting some form of change in the law who were given a rough ride.
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