ups and downs

ups and downs
Synonyms and related words:
Lissajous figure, alternation, back-and-forth, chain of circumstances, chain reaction, chapter of accidents, coming and going, concatenation of events, ebb and flow, feast and famine, flux and reflux, ins and outs, reciprocation, rhythmic play, seesaw, seesawing, sine wave, teeter, teeter-totter, teeter-tottering, teetering, to-and-fro, tottering, vicious circle, vicissitudes, vicissitudes of fortune, wigwag

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • ups-and-downs — «UHPS uhn DOWNZ», noun (plural). 1. changes, as in fortune or success; vicissitudes: »the ups and downs of a millionaire and a chauffeur s daughter who find themselves in love (New Yorker). 2. alternations, as in condition or quality; vagaries;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ups and downs — ups′ and downs′ n. pl. rises and falls of fortune; good and bad times • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

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  • ups and downs — plural of up and down * * * rises and falls of fortune; good and bad times: Every business has its ups and downs. [1650 60] * * * ups and downs 1. Undulations 2. Vicissitudes • • • Main Entry: ↑up * * * ups and downs informal …   Useful english dictionary

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