ride for a fall


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ride for a fall

To act in such a reckless, careless, or ignorant way as to likely create danger, conflict, or disaster. I think the prime minister is riding for a fall with her increasingly antagonistic rhetoric against working-class voters. He's earning tons of money now, but he's riding for a fall with the shady investments he's been making lately.
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riding for a fall

Fig. risking failure or an accident, usually due to overconfidence. Tom drives too fast, and he seems too sure of himself. He's riding for a fall. Bill needs to eat better and get more sleep. He's riding for a fall.
See also: fall, riding

ride for a fall

Court danger or disaster, as in I think that anyone who backs the incumbent is riding for a fall. This idiom alludes to the reckless rider who risks a bad spill. [Late 1800s]
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ride for a fall

act in a reckless or arrogant way that invites defeat or failure. informal
This phrase originated as a late 19th-century horse-riding expression, meaning to ride a horse, especially in the hunting field, in such a way as to make an accident likely.
See also: fall, ride

ride for a fall

To court danger or disaster.
See also: fall, ride