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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!
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a free ride

INFORMAL
COMMON If someone gets a free ride in a particular situation, they get a benefit without working or paying for it. I never wanted anyone to think I was getting a free ride or special treatment from the boss. I certainly wasn't just sitting around, getting a free ride. Note: This expression is used to show disapproval.
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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
References in classic literature ?
And I never had much trouble with the Spiggoties, what of letting them sneak free rides in the tender or on the cowcatcher.
Uniformed personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines are now entitled to free rides at the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2), as a gesture of gratitude for the heroism of government troops in the Marawi City siege.
Park said the free rides cut traffic volumes on Monday by 1.
Zong 4G has announced its partnership with Careem to bring free rides and exclusive discounts for its customers, we have checked.
For those displaced by the South California fires, the ridesharing company Lyft is offering free rides.
Fans headed to the Austin City Limits Music Festival can access their free rides to the festival from 11:00 am through 5:00 pm daily in Honda and ACL Fest wrapped 2016 CR-V sport utility vehicles via the Ride Austin App through the "Honda at ACL Festival" tab.
Emirates NBD announced on Tuesday that is has partnered with Uber, which operates a fleet of taxis in the UAE, to offer free rides all throughout the holy month.
Supercar Taxis will offer free rides this weekend as part of Dubai Motor Festival
The city government's transport department recently wrote to the police brass for footing a bill of ` 70 crore for the free rides that the police personnel take on DTC buses.
YOUNGSTERS from a city special school got in a spin when they enjoyed free rides at the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market.
We're going to be doing free rides for children from now on.
Melbourne, Mar 20 ( ANI ): A study has found that black and Indian passengers are less likely than white people to receive free rides on Brisbane buses.
No more free health care, no more free rides, no more corruption, no more central government control of our personal needs, no chances given to government takeovers of our private industry.
Designed to keep inebriated patrons off the roads, this philanthropic program costs Discount Cab an average of $77,500 in free rides per year - a price that the company is happy to pay to do its part in keeping area residents safe.
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) announced on Friday that it is launching a partnership with Mile High Pedicabs to offer free rides over the next six months.