Along for the ride



along for the ride

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go along for the ride
Participating but not actively, as in Don’t ask me how long this job will take; I’m just along for the ride. This metaphoric term often is preceded by just to emphasize the passive role of the “passenger.” [ Mid-1900s ]

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  • Along

    through, on, beside, over, or parallel to the length or direction of; from one end to the other of: to walk along a highway; to run a border along a shelf. during; in the course of: Somewhere along the way I lost my hat. in conformity or accordance with: I plan to revise the article […]

  • Along in years

    Also, on in years. Elderly, old. For example, Grandma’s along in years now and doesn’t hear too well, or Our dog is not as frisky now that he’s getting on in years. This idiom transfers the length of along (and the “onward” of on) to the passage of time. [ Late 1800s ]



  • Alongships

    in the fore-and-aft line of a vessel.

  • Alongside

    , by, at, or to the of something: We brought the boat alongside. beside; by the of: The dog ran alongside me all the way. Informal. alongside of, compared with: Alongside of his brother, he is no student at all. Contemporary Examples And Jimmy Fallon covered the song twice—once as Neil Young and once alongside […]



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