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Depend on.‘there is a great deal of money riding on the results of these studies’
- ‘And for years it was true that our economy rode on the sheep's back.’
- ‘So much rode on his store's success, and here it was bleeding money in big river of red.’
- ‘It wasn't like his life depended on it but there was a lot riding on this trip.’
- ‘So there is a lot riding on Fisher's industrial-baroque design.’
- ‘To judge from the English media, you could be forgiven for thinking that the future of a kingdom is riding on Beckham's leg.’
- ‘It is good the knock-out system is gone, the knowledge that all those months of preparation are riding on one afternoon.’
- ‘Just two to go and there are three skins riding on this again!’
- ‘Billions in profits are riding on the success or failure of such drugs, as are the hopes of millions of sufferers from various diseases.’
- ‘And Parkes is fully aware of what's riding on the outcome of the next eight games as Rovers battle for Premiership survival.’
- ‘British director David Mackenzie has great hopes riding on him for his new film, Young Adam, at the Cannes film festival next week.’
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