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free ride

An unfair advantage or special treatment that a person receives without earning it or paying for it. Even though his grades were poor, Gary thought he should get a free ride to college because he was a football star. You're getting a free ride living with your parents. You don't even have to pay rent!
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free ride

 
1. Lit. a ride to somewhere for which no payment is demanded. I got a free ride from a truck driver who was headed for town. I won't call a taxi when I can get a free ride.
2. Fig. an easy time; participation without contributing anything. You've had a free ride long enough. You have to do your share of the work now. No more free rides around here. Get off your duff and get a job!
See also: free, ride

free ride

n. an easy time; participation without contributing anything. You’ve had a free ride long enough. You have to do your share of the work now.
See also: free, ride
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Anyone interested in learning more about the Free Ride Sales Event at Holiday Ford can contact its sales staff at 855-200-4348.
The average cost of a first time DUI is $3200—a price that is easily avoidable if the driver uses Discount Cab's Free Ride Back program.
But while Dikshit's free ride sop may have pleased women, the BJP is unhappy with her on another front.
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We find that, after taking into account other factors that affect the decision to free ride, right-to-work laws remain statistically significant, although of a smaller magnitude than bivariate analysis would suggest.
For customers who qualify for Ford Credit Financing, a few restrictions and exceptions apply to the Free Ride event.
To provide safe transportation for bar and restaurant goers, Discount Cab will continue offering its Free Ride Back program in 2012, a program that the company inaugurated over 12 years ago.
According to estimates, more than half-a-million commuters hopped on the buses, Metro and water taxis to enjoy the free ride.
HURRICANE, Utah -- They say there's no such thing as a free ride in life, but Pepsi begs to differ.
However, there are several ways to obtain a free ride.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- They say there's no such thing as a free ride in life, but Pepsi begs to differ.
Anyone in LA who books a ride using the Taxi Magic app between April 29 and May 2, 2014 can enter the promo code "BREAKALEG" to enjoy a free ride courtesy of Taxi Magic in celebration of the new improvements their app has brought to LA's taxis.
a Kyoto-based discount taxi operator, to offer a free ride campaign in Nagoya.
A Kyoto-based taxi operator known for its low fares said Monday it plans to stage a free ride campaign in Nagoya to protest the government's rejection of its application to operate in the city.
For a free ride to the airport from Northwestern Hospital, call 888-284-3826.