along for the ride

idiom

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.

Examples of along for the ride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From Hollywood to New York and everywhere in between, see what your favorite stars are up to Stars have been everywhere this week, from Meryl Streep flashing a smile in Cannes to Demi Moore bringing Pilaf along for the ride in London. Tabitha Parent, Peoplemag, 16 May 2024 Clark has brought millions upon millions of grandmothers, mothers and young girls along for the ride while earning the begrudging respect of more and more men. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2024 Little will soon head back to the States to film the next season of Yellowstone but is unlikely to bring his board along for the ride. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 May 2024 That Baby Reindeer is able to get from its familiar premiere to this place of emotional honesty and profound insight, while bringing such a large audience along for the ride, is remarkable. Judy Berman, TIME, 19 Apr. 2024 Gaskin doesn’t hesitate to trade her village home for a tropical paradise and brings a production company along for the ride. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 10 Apr. 2024 Known to bring friends along for the ride, Cara Delevingne, Alana Haim, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Hugh Jackman have all joined Swift in the suite. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 11 Feb. 2024 With Chilli’s vocals overlapping with T-Boz’s deep voice during the chorus, the two also performed with the late Left Eye during the rap part, bringing the voice of the third member who died in a tragic accident in 2002 along for the ride. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 2 Apr. 2024 Even the kids’ pals, Podcast (Logan Kim) and Lucky (Celeste O’Connor), are along for the ride , interning with original Ghostbusters Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson). Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2024

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“Along for the ride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/along%20for%20the%20ride. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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