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free ride

noun
1.
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.
2.
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
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • So far as I have been able to make out, they had no right to have a free ride anywhere.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • It was well for Kedzie that there was a free ride waiting for her.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • I wanted to give you a free ride, but you had to come up and hear what he had to say.

    In And Out Edgar Franklin
  • "My 'lay' just now is to get a free ride on this railroad," he said.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
  • Enclosed please to find an order for a free ride to Edgeford.

    Lin McLean Owen Wister
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+)

Related Terms

get a free ride

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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