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free ride

Informal. something obtained without effort or cost:
The fact that you're the general's sondoesn't mean you'll get a free ride in the army.
Stud Poker. a round of betting in which each player checks and therefore receives another card without having to contribute any chips to the pot.
Origin of free ride
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for free ride
  • The really unimportant event, that a friend invited me to a free ride in his cab.
  • Most probably nature will make us pay for the free ride.
  • Meanwhile, these guys have limited intellectual and motivational resources, yet they are getting a free ride.
  • Corporations get a free ride at the expense of education.
  • Many of the best programs offer a free ride or close to it.
  • Fatherly duty, in your world, extends to providing a guaranteed free ride through college.
  • There simply isn't enough money to give everyone a free ride.
  • Soft drink companies have gotten a free ride for years.
  • Consequently, for more than a year, you have had a wonderful free ride on affirmative action.
  • And now vaccine resistance is spreading among parents who want to free ride on the herd immunity of others.
Slang definitions & phrases for free ride

free ride

noun phrase
  1. A base on balls; a walk (1980s+ Baseball)
  2. A card received without betting, because no one wished to start the betting on the previous round (1940s+ Poker)
  3. Something received without paying (1899+)
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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