thrill ride


: a very exciting ride (such as a roller coaster) at an amusement park
often used figuratively
The campaign has been a thrill ride from the beginning.

Examples of thrill ride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Splash Mountain, the log flume thrill ride themed around the dated and racist 1946 film, will close next month for a remodel. Vanessa Franko, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2023 Another long rain delay followed by a nine-inning thrill ride of hitting ‒ including career milestones for the newest Red and the oldest ‒ ended in an 11-10 loss to the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park. Gordon Wittenmyer, The Enquirer, 19 July 2023 For example, adrenaline-seekers can line up for a thrill ride on the Flying Dutchman water coaster. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 8 June 2023 Although the series was unceremoniously canceled after leaving ABC for Netflix, that shouldn't deter you from going on this thrill ride. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 20 July 2023 And while the plot of this movie is a little all over the place and weird, the set pieces—particularly one that takes place both inside and on Dubai's Burj Khalifa—make this a joyful thrill ride of a movie. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 11 July 2023 Fun for all ages, this thrill ride reaches up to 27 mph at the control of the rider. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 30 June 2023 Yet Kia's thrill ride is good enough to earn a silver medal. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 28 June 2023 Thirty years later, Sly summits the mountain yet again for another high-altitude thrill ride. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 16 May 2023 See More

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“Thrill ride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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