along for the ride

Definition of along for the ride

informal
:doing something with other people without being seriously involved in it or having a serious interest in it
  • He wasn't interested in buying anything; he was just along for the ride.
  • He just came/went along for the ride.

Word by Word Definitions

along play
  1. : in a line matching the length or direction of

  2. : in the course of

  3. : in accordance with : in

  1. : forward, on

  2. : from one to another

  3. : in company : as a companion

ride play
  1. : to sit and travel on the back of an animal that one directs

  2. : to travel in or on a conveyance

  3. : to travel as if on a conveyance : be borne

  1. : an act of riding

  2. : a way (such as a road or path) suitable for riding

  3. : any of various mechanical devices (as at an amusement park) for riding on


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