pride comes before the fall

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."
See also: before, come, fall, pride

pride comes before the 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 the fall."
See also: before, come, fall, pride
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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.