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free ride

the ​acceptance of ​yourplans or ​ideas without having anyone ​question or ​criticize them: No one has seriously ​examined the president’s ​tradepolicy – he’s ​gotten a free ​ride so ​far.
(Definition of free ride from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​priceagreements can discourage discounters from taking a ​freeride on other ​retailers' ​promotionalefforts.

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 ​slowglobalclimatechange.
(Definition of free ride from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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