ups and downs
noun plural Date: 1659 alternating rise and fall especially in fortune

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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

  • ups and downs — index vicissitudes Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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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  • ups and downs — informal a variety of situations and experiences that are sometimes good and sometimes bad The company has had its share of ups and downs, but it seems to be doing well now …   English dictionary

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