Meaning of “free ride” in the English Dictionary

"free ride" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “free ride” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"free ride" in Business English

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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)