Definition of ups and downs in English:

ups and downs

A mixture of both good and bad experiences: the normal ups and downs of a relationship
More example sentences
  • "Even on medications, I still have ups and downs," he said.
  • By her account, success is made of weeks, months, years of few ups and loads of downs - a whole lifetime of preparation.
  • Neither of them sugar-coat the ups and downs of working in the industry, but they will open your eyes a great deal about the false assumptions that you're making.
Synonyms
vicissitudes, uncertainties, inconstancy, instability, unpredictability, chanciness, fickleness, variability, changeability, fluctuation, vacillation, alteration, changes;
reversal, reverse, downturn
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