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Posted by Yuri on June 10, 2006

Dear native-speaking experts,

Your assistance is highly appreciated. The fact is, I am not after using slang (that would be foolish) - rather I am concerned with phrases that may present difficulties for foreign students when reading original unadapted English.

Right now I would like to hear your comments on the phrase RIDE LOW and ask you to authenticate the expression RIDE SOMEONE LOW listed in an online slang dictionary:

Ballast water may also be carried so that a ship rides low enough in the water to pass under bridges and other structures.

Selma is riding me low asking me for my phone number.

Thank you,