ride on (something or someone)

phrasal verb
rode on (something or someone); riding on (something or someone); rides on (something or someone)

Definition of ride on (something or someone)

: to depend on (something or someone) The future of the company rides on the success of this deal. Our hopes are riding on you.

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“Ride on (something or someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ride%20on%20%28something%20or%20someone%29. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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