go along for the ride

go along for the ride

To attend some event or participate in some activity without playing an active or central role in the proceedings. John's receiving an award for his work overseas tonight, so I thought I'd go along for the ride. I'm going along for the ride to my friends' book club meeting later to see if I want to become a member.
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Ahead of his big audition for tournament selection, against France at Twickenham on Saturday, Saracens' full-back-cum-fly-half laid bare his ambitions, crushing any suggestion he would be content simply to go along for the ride.
It's the start of an epic 7,000 mile adventure and we're happy to go along for the ride.
I don't think the alternative would have been any better, so she just decides to go along for the ride.
We have to go along for the ride and tolerate everything thats thrown at us.
From bleak cityscapes to underwater adventures, you''ll never know where Dennis will take you next - b- but you'll be willing to go along for the ride.
You can go along for the ride as the Salisbury Singers put on a "Summer Singspiration,'' or summer sing, of the composition at 7:30 p.
But if that person has massive talent, big brains and a bigger heart, you want to go along for the ride," former US President Clinton said.
Readers go along for the ride as Gubby and Minoru--and their families--embark on the careful and painstaking task of building a new boat, a wooden gillnetter, through the winter season.
In addition, the novel structure offers a challenge to the reader to really go along for the ride, giving few clues as to what is going on but making a clever progression in that the narrator and the reader make the journey of discovery together.
CARRIE (Sarah Jessica Parker) and co are back for seconds as Samantha (Kim Catrell) is invited to the United Arab Emirates and her pals go along for the ride.
But three more couples are needed to go along for the ride in order to generate the discount that would make it affordable.
Doctors can't go along for the ride, but the capsule can be programmed to navigate to specific trouble spots in the body to dispense its medicine.
Thus, whenever there was a Lingfield meeting, she would magically appear to pick up her lads, and I would go along for the ride.
We need teams of two, someone who's good at questions and someone who's happy to go along for the ride.
With that on the table, the reader can either give up or go along for the ride.