(tag/go) along (for the ride)

Meaning(s)

1. accompany someone, agree with someone/to something, participate in an action (without full engagement)

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came along for the ride, would you like to tag along?

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In the U.S.A., a 'ride' is a journey (like a 'lift' in the U.K. or Ireland), so this expression refers to a kind of journey where you might accompany someone in what they are doing. It can be physically going somewhere, or following a course of action or an idea. We can use this expression in a number of contexts, but it's probably more suited to social situations.

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  1. She wasn't planning to buy anything when they went to the mall - she just wanted to go along for the ride.
  2. We're going to the movies. Would you like to tag along?
  3. We trusted the architect, so we went along with his recommendation. It turned out to be a disaster!

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  1. I'm taking the new company car out for a spin, would you like to tag along for the ride?
  2. If you are going to a meeting ask the new guy in sales to tag along, he might learn something from spending the day with you and observing you at work.

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take a side along the way

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