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pride comes before a fall

Having too much pride or confidence will cause one to make mistakes that lead to a setback or failure. The phrase is adapted from a verse in the book of Proverbs in the Bible: "Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." A: "He's so unwilling to delegate any responsibility to anyone else that I'm sure he's going to end up crumbling beneath all the pressure." B: "Well, pride comes before a fall."
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pride comes before a fall

When people say pride comes before a fall, they mean that if people are too proud or confident, they are likely to fail eventually. I know that pride comes before a fall but I think that there are a few times in a man's life when he must stand up and be counted.
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pride comes before a ˈfall

(saying) if you are too proud or confident, something may happen which will make you look foolish: Remember, John, pride comes before a fall. Don’t go round talking about your success in business all the time.
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If pride comes before the fall, so does violating the 11th commandment: Thou Shall Not Push Thy Luck.
Pride comes before the fall for Stewie, a happy-go-lucky lizard, who loses his bright blue tail as he moves from his juvenile to his adult form.
If pride comes before the fall, Friedrich will also ultimately find his conscience challenged in the engrossing German movie "Before the Fall" that is making its area premiere this week as the Cinema 320 fall series opener.