the ups and downs
Meaning: If you talk about "the ups and downs" in someone's life, or during a period of time, you talk about both the good times and the bad times.
- She'll have to learn to cope with the ups and downs of life in the public eye, like other famous people do.
- He's successful now, but he experienced many ups and downs early in his career.
In his book, Bill Clinton describes the ups and downs of life as U.S. President. We hear about