Definition of roller-coaster
- an entertainer's roller-coaster career
We went for a ride on the roller coaster.
The divorce was an emotional roller coaster for both of them.
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: a ride at an amusement park which is like a small, open train with tracks that are high off the ground and that have sharp curves and steep hills
: a situation or experience that involves sudden and extreme changes
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to pay off by making regular payments
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