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Involving both successes and failures - synonyms or related words



a situation in which success and failure are equally likely



involving both failures and successes



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


sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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