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...is a ride

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English term or phrase:...is a ride
English translation:Free ride
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05:04 Jan 18, 2004
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Art/Literary
English term or phrase: ...is a ride
I freely acknowledge our indebtedness to you, but the day you get the notion in your head that this office is a ride--, I wonder what he will pay you? Whatever it is, take it, and when the moment is propitious and provided you've earned it, I'll intercede and get you a raise.

What does it mean by "this office is a ride?"

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Poj
Local time: 00:33
Free ride
Explanation:
An easy, "do nothing" job.
In other words: don't get the impression that you'll get paid for doing nothing
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xxxAlex Zelkind
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5 +14Free ridexxxAlex Zelkind


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +14
Free ride


Explanation:
An easy, "do nothing" job.
In other words: don't get the impression that you'll get paid for doing nothing

xxxAlex Zelkind
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 18
Grading comment
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxTwinpens
54 mins

agree  Rowan Morrell: Yes, or "easy ride".
56 mins

agree  chopra_2002
1 hr

agree  Mark Cole
4 hrs

agree  jerrie
5 hrs

agree  xxxmardes
6 hrs

agree  Iolanta Vlaykova Paneva
6 hrs

agree  Annamaria Leone
8 hrs

agree  Nado2002
10 hrs

agree  Charlie Bavington: ...nothing or at least, very little :-)
11 hrs

agree  BerylA: Yes or 'That this office is a free ride'
14 hrs

agree  luzba
16 hrs

agree  Refugio: Wow, that is correct
18 hrs

agree  tantie kustiantie: You earn money without hard effort because the job is easy .
1 day6 mins
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