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ride downto cause (a horse) to fall when riding.Rate it:

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ride downto catch or catch up with (someone) by chasing on horsebackRate it:

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ride downTo bear down, as on a halyard when hoisting a sail.Rate it:

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Nantucket sleigh rideAn obsolete and dangerous method of whale hunting in which a small boat manned by rowers and a harpooner, or a series of small boats tied together, would be attached to a whale by means of a harpoon and would then be towed by the creature at high speed across the water's surface, until the whale eventually became exhausted.Rate it:

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ride the short busTo have a need for a special education program, as because learning disabled.Rate it:

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ride with the punchesTo deflect the force of an opponent's punches by moving the body adroitlyRate it:

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ride outTo tackle a difficult problem and survive.Rate it:

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ride roughshod overTo act in a bullying or inconsiderate manner; to display disregard towards someone or something.Rate it:

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dress for the slide, not the rideWhen choosing clothing for riding a motorcycle, priority should be given to protective gear that helps one survive an accident.Rate it:

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free rideAn opportunity or benefit which has no cost, especially one enjoyed or undertaken at the expense of others.Rate it:

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Go Along for the RideTo accompany someone in an activity without taking part in itRate it:

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go along for the rideTo accompany someone passively, or to take a passive role in a project.Rate it:

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Nantucket sleigh rideA similar scenario involving a large fish.Rate it:

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ride a horse foaled by an acornTo be hanged at the gallows.Rate it:

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ride herd onTo supervise a group of people, such as workers, and/or their actions, i.e. their work.Rate it:

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ride highTo enjoy good fortune; to be in a privileged situation; to be particularly happy or proud.Rate it:

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ride on a railTo be subjected to a punishment most prevalent in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries in which an offender was made to straddle a fence rail held on the shoulders of two or more bearers. The victim was then paraded around town or taken to the city limits and dumped by the roadside.Rate it:

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ride one's luckTo avoid failure only by good fortune.Rate it:

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ride shotgunTo assist and protect.Rate it:

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ride shotgunTo ride in the front passenger seat of a vehicle, next to the driver.Rate it:

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ride shotgunProbably arose in early-20th-century Western fiction and movies to describe an employee armed with a rifle or shotgun riding next to a stagecoach driver for protection.Rate it:

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ride someone's assto find fault with someone, to constantly criticiseRate it:

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ride tall in the saddleTo act or conduct oneself in a manner that is imposing, impressive, resolute, or manly.Rate it:

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ride tall in the saddleTo ride a horse in an erect, imposing manner.Rate it:

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ride the ... trainTo get used to something; to adapt to something; to become accustomed to something.Rate it:

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ride the coattailsTo succeed by virtue of association (with)Rate it:

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ride the pineTo sit on the bench, to not be used in a game.Rate it:

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ride the railsTo travel by railway train, trolley, etc.Rate it:

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ride the short busTo participate in a special education program, such as for those with learning disabilities.Rate it:

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ride the waveTo take advantage of a profitable period.Rate it:

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ride upto approach or come near to while riding.Rate it:

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ride upto move up higher on one's body.Rate it:

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take a ride to TyburnTo be executed.Rate it:

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take for a rideto deceive someoneRate it:

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thumb a rideTo flag or signal a passing vehicle in hopes of securing passage.Rate it:

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thumb a rideTo secure a ride by flagging down a vehicle.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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breathe down someone's neckTo follow someone too closely, making it uncomfortable for them.Rate it:

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buckle downTo put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself.Rate it:

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buttoned-downAlternative form of button-down.Rate it:

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cool downTo cause to become less agitated.Rate it:

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down to a fine artHaving or showing exceptional proficiency.Rate it:

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down to the wireAt the very end of a process or project, especially one with a fast-approaching deadline.Rate it:

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gulp downTo eat very quickly without chewing the food properly.Rate it:

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hands downWithout much effort; easily.Rate it:

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hold downTo restrain; to check.Rate it:

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knuckle downTo get to work; to focus on a task.Rate it:

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pin downTo attach or secure with pins.Rate it:

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pipe downTo be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.Rate it:

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play downTo make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.Rate it:

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