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If you have ups and downs, you experience a mixture of good things and bad things. ⇒ Every relationship has a lot of ups and downs. ⇒ The organisation has had its ups and downs. [+ of] ⇒ ...the ups and downs of parenthood.
We have been getting on alright, the occasional ups and downs , but nothing that you would not expect.O'Connor, Joe DESPERADOESHans not Howard would share the ups and downs of Ben's childhood, the good times and the bad.Mosco, Maisie OUT OF THE ASHESThen he would live here: though nothing was certain, Chryssa promised nothing, if they were together there would be violent ups and downs.Harvey, John COUP D'ETATHe can show Nia the ups and downs and give the ArchivesMaster a good report of her when he returns.Kara Dalkey WATER TRILOGY # 1: ASCENSION