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for the ride

In a position of observing or being present for 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 come 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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for the ride

for pleasure or interest, rather than any serious purpose.
2002 New York Times Women are now the primary force behind an explosion in new cocktail concoctions, and men are simply going along for the ride, say bartenders and liquor marketing executives.
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The result of that investigation is underwhelming, but it's still worth going along for the ride.
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"I'm just going along for the ride. I think I might wear the silver lycra in one of the shows just for a bit of a laugh."
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Bunch, who has been at the paper more than 13 years and blogs at the paper's popular Attytood site, says he got fed up with the 2008 Republican presidential candidates citing certain "myths" about Reagan -- with the media often going along for the ride. "The very first Republican debate of the campaign was in May 2007, and it was held at the Reagan Library," recalls Bunch.