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    What does the phrase "hang on for the ride" mean?

    Dear teachers,
    I met a sentence today, and I could not understand the phrase:hang on for the ride.
    The original sentence is :
    "What we are looking at now is just the first generation," says Stephen Benton of MIT's Media Lab. In that case, the best advice is: hang on for the ride.
    The article containing the sentence comes from Newsweek may 31, 1993.
    I look forward to your reply.
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    Re: What does the phrase "hang on for the ride" mean?

    My guess:

    'Watch out for new and exciting developments.'

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    Re: What does the phrase "hang on for the ride" mean?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Japanjapan:

    In addition to Rover's excellent answer, I thought that you would enjoy this quotation:

    "Keep your seat belt on. There are a lot of twists and turns [in life]."


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    Re: What does the phrase "hang on for the ride" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    My guess:

    'Watch out for new and exciting developments.'

    Rover
    Think of a theme park/fun fair. 'Hang on' is a reference to what your hands do; that's why the wilder rides are sometimes called 'white-knuckle rides'. (Which in turn makes people demonstrate their fearlessness by conspicuously not hanging on.)

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    Re: What does the phrase "hang on for the ride" mean?

    Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night!

    Fasten Your Seatbelts - YouTube

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