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2008.10.02

No, today's WordMaster is NOT the rallying cry of some die-hard group of bikers. It's actually a perfectly respectable business idiom that we're pleased to be introducing to you today!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
RIDE ON   〜次第である

Explanation

  • If one thing rides on another, the first depends on the result or success of the second.
  • ride on とは、何かの結果や成功によって決まる、つまり、〜次第である、という意味です。

RIDE ON

examples

  1. There's a lot riding on this interview. If it goes well, I'll be earning a six-figure salary at one of the top law firms in the country.
  2. The company has been accused of price gouging, and their reputation is riding on the judge's verdict (= decision).
  3. (fictional newspaper headline)
    Studio's future rides on success of 3D biker film.

英会話レッスンRight on!