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Hitchhike

To rely upon a foreign company or industry for one's own development. For example, a company may hitchhike if it does not produce any of its own products but instead sells those made in other countries. Hitchhiking is a model used in the context of international development.
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One was enough...we have led people of a certain age back to the Hitchhiker's Guide," he added.
"But after the hitchhiker left, he noticed that his cell phone was missing."
Yet "Hitchhiker," for all its transatlantic cast, remains distinctively British in its sensibility, its humor unmistakably cut from the same cloth as Monty Python.
"At the time, I was doing Superman for Radio 4 and I was trying to make it sound like a movie, then Douglas asked whether I thought it would be possible to make Hitchhiker sound the same - so I decided to give it a go."
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Fazakerley will run from November 22, 2013, to January 11, 2014.
"I suppose it's my own Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy."
Mostly Harmless, the fifth and last Hitchhiker book, was written by Douglas Adams 16 years ago.
Unfortunately, the deranged hitchhiker John Ryder (Sean Bean) pursues the young couple with sadomasochistic glee, framing them for murder and making them fugitives from the police before a deadly showdown.
En route, Arthur discovers that a towel might just be the most useful item in the universe and that if he ever gets stuck, he can always refer to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Film fans are treated to a spectacular cameo appearance from a dozen JCBs in intergalactic blockbuster The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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The Brecon Beacons will play a starring role in the blockbuster film adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.