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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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Jessa's husband Ben, their son Spurgeon and Jinger's mother Michelle Duggar also went along for the ride. "Meeting the relatives doesn't mean you're getting engagement tomorrow," Jessa said.
He continued the elected civilians just went along for the ride or got assassinated like Benazir Bhutto.
When car-daft Amy appeared on the BBC's Top Gear in February, Sam went along for the ride, posing for a picture with the show's Stig.
As the year's long Thanksgiving frame hit record-setting heights, a slew of specialty pics went along for the ride, including the Weinstein Co.'s "Silver Linings Playbook," which expanded to 367 locations for a five-day domestic gross of $5.7 million and a cume of $6.2 million through Nov.
Now it has emerged he went to another bar called Cowboys and the blonde went along for the ride. CCTV reportedly shows the blonde flirting with Tindall and kissing him but he only kisses her once.
Sunday Mercury reporter CHRIS HENWOOD, went along for the ride.
"My dad was the parish priest and so of course, my family 'went along for the ride,'" says Rumsey, who is public engagement co-ordinator for PWRDF, the relief and development agency of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Even rescued desert dog Jasra, who has become the couple's pride and joy, went along for the ride.
And after police mistakenly shot and killed immigrant and father Ismael Mena on a raid in Denver in 1999, they revealed that then-Colorado Rockies first baseman Larry Walker went along for the ride. Denver police added that it was fairly common to take sports stars on drug raids.
Paying passengers boarded the latest additions to the city's streets for the first time yesterday, and the Echo went along for the ride. Cardiff Bus has splashed out pounds 4.5m on a fleet of 19 bendy buses, hoping to encourage people to leave their cars at home and use public transport instead.
In the past it was mainly the man that drove the car and the woman just went along for the ride.
The convivial members of her company--Kathleen Fisher, Darrell Jones, Angie Hauser, Kathleen Hermesdorf, and David Thomson--meshed so well that we contentedly went along for the ride.
Upon returning home, the family discovers that no one wanted to go to Abilene in the first place, but everyone went along for the ride.
Note that the original White House draft resolution had referred to these possibilities as a "high risk" but the current resolution has since deleted the adjective "high." Nonetheless, Bush called the Iraqi regime "a threat of unique urgency" on October 2, and Gephardt went along for the ride.