Along for the ride

along for the ride

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go along for the ride
partic-p-ting 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 p-ssive role of the “p-ssenger.” [ mid-1900s ]

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  • 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 p-ssage 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 […]

  • Alongshore

    by or the or coast. historical examples gadabout sidled to starboard, and grapnels were thrown up into the trees to hold her alongsh-r-. virginia: the old dominion frank w. hutchins and cortelle hutchins a word used rather contemptuously for alongsh-r-; land usage. the sailor’s word-book william henry smyth and when it was over, and they […]

  • Along the lines of

    also, on the lines of. roughly similar or in keeping with. for example, we told the architect we want a design along the lines of his own house but smaller, or jane asked the caterer for a menu on the lines of the morgans’ wedding reception. this idiom uses line in the sense of “a […]

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