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English definition of “ride on sth/sb”

ride on sth/sb

phrasal verb with ride     /raɪd/ verb (rode, ridden)
When something important, such as your reputation or money, rides on a particular person or thing, it will be won or achieved if that person or thing is successful: The future of the company now rides on the new managing director. I have a lot of money riding on that horse (= I will win or lose a lot of money if that horse wins or loses the race).Being based on or depending on something
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