be riding for a fall

be riding for a fall

To be taking actions that will likely result in a problem or conflict, typically due to one's past behavior. With the way he keeps skipping school, he is definitely riding for a fall. Oh, Jennifer is riding for a fall—you can't start rumors about half the school without repercussions.
See also: fall, riding

be riding for a ˈfall

behave in a way which will cause problems for you later: He’s riding for a fall if he keeps talking to the boss so rudely.
See also: fall, riding