joy ride


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joy ride

n. Slang
1. A ride taken for fun and often for the thrills provided by reckless driving.
2. A hazardous, reckless, often costly venture.

joy′-ride′ v.
joy rider n.
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Yobs torched a car in Paisley after stealing it and taking it for a joy ride.
He is trying hard to bring the two former ruling parties together to brighten his chances of once again treading the corridors of power or having a joy ride though there are very bleak chances for that.
A state of happiness and bliss." It even made reference to a "joy ride" even in a stolen vehicle!
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And elsewhere, there's big trouble when Noah and Leanna steal Daz's new car for a joy ride. Amelia tries to stop them by pulling at Leanna's hair and the car careers off the road.
Summary: Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Jun 19(ANI): Two women were injured during a stampede which ensued at the Saharanpur festival and craft fair after a malfunction allegedly took place in the gears of a joy ride.
Visitors who either book a Proton or buy merchandise and spare parts during the show have an opportunity to sit in the passenger seat as Karamjit and James take them on a thrilling joy ride.
Director of PT Jababeka Creed Handoyo Lim said, 'The purpose to give the investors the joy ride on helicopter over Kota Jababeka is to open their insight into the enormous potential.
"Let the spirits take you on a joy ride," says Hightop.
The Delhi Police suspected it could have been lifted for "joy ride".
Four juveniles out for a "joy ride" at Skinner Butte Park Friday afternoon took a left turn a little too fast coming down the hill and flipped a car on its top, sending one to the hospital with minor injuries and another fleeing from the scene.
The movie that a musical joy ride a tribute to travel films like dil Chatha hai, zindagi na milegi Doobara, Bombay to Goa has its soul in the background score.