go along for the ride

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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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American actress and singer Idina Menzel, who is the voice of the Snow Queen Elsa in "Frozen," recently revealed that she is yet to sign the sequel and she is "just going along for the ride.
I'm going along for the ride as well, and I'll be reporting back all week at blogs.
Even though you have a good idea what will happen, it's fun going along for the ride.
However, the Glaswegian is adamant that Craig Levein's side are not just going along for the ride.
There will hopefully be a dazzling cameo from Buena Vista, making his eighth consecutive appearance at the meeting and bidding for his own three-timer in the Pertemps Final, with young Tom Bellamy going along for the ride of his life.
The dollar, however, is depreciating on a broad basis, and the renminbi is going along for the ride.
PEDAL POWER: Husband Ian gets on his bike with, James and Nina going along for the ride
Those kinds of drastic changes are rarely a good thing for the customers going along for the ride.
I'm not the best player in the world but I wouldn't be going along for the ride like some players seem to do.
Going along for the ride are Grandpa (a wonderful, porn-loving performance from double best actor nominee Alan Arkin), Olive's hilariously silent bro Dwayne (Paul Dano / The King) and their mentally-unstable uncle Frank (Steve Carell).
Donahue does an excellent job of moving the story along from one point to another to keep the readers interested in going along for the ride.
But for readers who are interested in public relations, it's worth going along for the ride just to hear Willard's experiences and what he's learned from them.
The return of Dave Jones to Southampton might have set tongues wagging, but one of his predecessors in the Molineux hot-seat insists Wolves are not just going along for the ride this Sunday, writes Ged Scott.
You go through prerace strategy, the gun goes off and to your horror you see four of the oarsmen just sitting [and] going along for the ride, two rowing feverishly in the right direction, two rowing just as hard in the opposite direction and maybe even punching a few holes in the boat.
Though the story starts slow, fans of the police procedural form of whodunit will enjoy going along for the ride.