bank on vs ride on

What’s the difference between the following sentences.

1 They’re banking on him to save the match.

2 They’re riding on him to save the match.

English Language Learners Asked on January 1, 2021

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The first one is correct as banking on means depending on.

The verb riding on also means depending on in a certain sense. So it would be fine to say

There is a lot riding on the result of the match

perhaps because it would decide the outcome of an important trophy or league but it would not work with a person as subject.

Answered by mdewey on January 1, 2021

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