短语ride (on) a wave of something的意思就是乘风破浪，比喻借助某事从中受益。
- The candidate is riding on a wave of popularity and is expected to win the election.
- British athletes rode a wave of patriotism during the London Olympics, winning more medals than the country ever had before.
值得注意的是，短语to take someone for a ride的意思是玩弄或欺骗某人。
- I trusted Ben, but he took me for a ride. He sold me a ticket to the Kanye West show, but in fact it wasn't a real ticket: it was just a photocopy.