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free ride

n. Informal
Something that is obtained or granted without cost to or effort by the recipient.

free′ ride′


n.
something obtained without effort or cost.
[1895–1900]
free′ rid′er, n.
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And I never had much trouble with the Spiggoties, what of letting them sneak free rides in the tender or on the cowcatcher.
Under this partnership, all new customers can get a first free ride and can avail a discount of 20% on next 4 ride rides by using the discount code 'ZONGFREE' on Careem's application.
To reiterate, you just need to enter code LASAFERIDES in the Lyft app when you are hiring a ride, to get the free ride.
Riders will also receive a free bandana and ACL Fest chilled water during their free ride which will allow a maximum of up to four passengers.
Suvo Sarkar, senior executive vice president and group head for retail banking and wealth management at Emirates NBD, said the free ride option is their way of giving back to their clients.
Among the scores of residents and visitors who got to enjoy a free ride on these dream machines was Kamran, a visitor from Pakistan who hopped onto a stunning Audi R8 from Atlantis The Palm for a ride back to his hotel in Downtown Dubai.
THE Delhi Police appears to have taken the unwritten privilege of free ride to a new level as it owes nearly ` 70 crore to the transport department courtesy its more than 60,000 personnel who commute on Delhi Transport Corporation ( DTC) buses without paying fares.
2] emissions) are the participating countries and the remaining would free ride, this scenario would cost an additional 31% if the Energy Package responsibility compliance is limited to these member states.
The researchers Professor Paul Frijters and PhD student Redzo Mujcic said that in 72 per cent of encounters on Brisbane buses, white Caucasian test subjects were given a free ride, versus 36 per cent of black subjects, adding that they had chosen four groups of students with a faulty Go Card for the research.
We expect to observe that larger, more affluent, states, with larger government sectors (and hence greater resources available) are more likely to take the lead on antitrust enforcement--and hence less likely to free ride on other states' activity.
Our political elite have maintained their power through their thorough corruption of selected groups who now think that they deserve a free ride, and reward that ride with their votes.