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free ride

the acceptance of your plans or ideas without having anyone question or criticize them: No one has seriously examined the president’s trade policy – he’s gotten a free ride so far.
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free ridenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   disapproving
an advantage that someone gets without paying for it or earning it: get/have/take a free ride on sth Minimum price agreements can discourage discounters from taking a free ride on other retailers' promotional efforts.

free rideverb [I]

(also free-ride) uk   us   disapproving
to get an advantage without paying for it or earning it: free ride on sb/sth They continue to try to free-ride on the efforts of others to slow global climate change.
(Definition of free ride from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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