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    #1

    ride off on a side issue

    Did you ever use or hear other people use the expression "to ride off on a side issue" in conversation?

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    #2

    Re: ride off on a side issue

    No.

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    #3

    Re: ride off on a side issue

    No.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: ride off on a side issue

    No.

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    #5

    Re: ride off on a side issue

    Where have you heard it, ostap?

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    #6

    Re: ride off on a side issue

    I haven't heard it. I came across it in a dictionary. I just wanted to know if it's actually used in speech.

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    #7

    Re: ride off on a side issue

    Which dictionary was it in? Which word were you looking up when you found it?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: ride off on a side issue

    I was looking for the word 'issue'. I found it in a English-Russian phrase book published in Moscow, which was the reason why I wanted to find out if it's widely used in conversation. Based on your answer, I figure it might be rarely used or could've been "invented" by the author.
    Last edited by ostap77; 20-Apr-2014 at 12:39.

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    #9

    Re: ride off on a side issue

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    ... I figure it might be rearly used ...
    You mean "rarely used". I think the author invented it or they had heard it once and decided to put it in the phrase book. Given the answers you have had on this thread, I think you now know that it's not a recognised phrase.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: ride off on a side issue

    I appreciate you correcting me. According to the phrase book it's supposed to mean something like "to get off track and start talking about an unimportant thing".

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