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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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herd catsTo attempt to control those resistant to control.Rate it:

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herd togetherTo push people or animals into a group, as a herd.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 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 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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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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brass ringOne and one half inch diameter iron rings were offered riders on a Carousel by a dispensing device alongside: A Brass Ring was inserted into the dispenser at random. The Carousel Rider who succeeded in snatching the Brass Ring was rewarded A Free Ride upon return to the Operator of the Brass Ring:Rate it:

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even keelA situation in which the boat is level and balanced for a smooth ride.Rate it:

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ferris wheelfairgroung rideRate it:

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floor itto move (run, ride etc.) at full speedRate it:

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lead outA race tactic, used to set up a rider for a sprint finish, in which one rider on a team will ride at a very high rate of speed with a teammate following directly behind in his slipstream thus enabling the following rider to gain speed without expending as much energy as he normally would. See drafting.Rate it:

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pootle alongTo walk, ride, drive etc. leisurelyRate it:

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shanks' mareOne's own legs used for walking; to "travel by shanks' mare" or "ride on shanks' mare" is to walk to your destination.Rate it:

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smooth sailingEasy going, an unbumpy ride into the future.Rate it:

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take a spinTo go for a ride; especially, to try riding or driving something.Rate it:

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wanna 'take a spin?Take a ride in car, Take a SPIN in MY J-3 Taylor Cub Airplane?Rate it:

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