viernes, 29 de julio de 2016

TODAY'S IDIOM: A ROLLER COASTER / A ROLLER-COASTER RIDE

"A ROLLER COASTER / A ROLLER-COASTER RIDE" 
 
 

You can say an experience is a roller coaster, or a roller-coaster ride, if it involves many emotional highs and lows, or really good times alternating with really difficult times. 

Example: Eric writes about the roller coaster of rock and roll, with the highs of success and fame followed by the lows of drug addiction and depression.

Como una montaña rusa.

Example sentences:

  • Starting the new business was a roller-coaster ride of successes and failures / El comienzo del nuevo negocio fue una montaña rusa de éxitos y fracasos. 

  • The journey of success is always a roller coaster ride, you have to go through the slows and fasts, the ups and the downs / El camino hacia el éxito se parece a una montaña rusa, a veces se avanza muy despacio y otras a toda velocidad, a veces estás muy arriba y otras muy abajo.

Additional examples:

  • The movie follows a young guy's emotional roller-coaster ride as he tries to come to terms with being gay in a small town in Australia.  

  • Ben says his life was a roller-coaster ride while he was getting divorced and changing his job.






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