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Involving both successes and failures

knife-edge

noun

a situation in which success and failure are equally likely

bumpy

adjective

involving both failures and successes

chequered

adjective

if someone has had a chequered past or a chequered career, they have experienced both successes and failures

win or lose

whether you succeed or fail

be/hang in the balance

if something is in the balance, you do not know whether it will succeed or fail

have an even chance (of doing something)

to be equally likely to succeed or fail in doing something

ups and downs

a variety of situations and experiences that are sometimes good and sometimes bad

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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