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ride on sth

phrasal verb with ride
 
 
/raɪd/ verb ( past tense rode, past participle ridden)
If something important rides on a situation, it will succeed or fail depending on the situation: There was $600,000 riding on the outcome of the deal.Being based on or depending on somethingEssential or necessary
Translations of “ride on sth”
in Russian зависеть от чего-либо…
in Turkish bağlı olmak…
in Polish zależeć od czegoś…
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