it is the pace that kills

it is the pace that kills

proverb Doing something at too fast a speed can be dangerous. The phrase originally referred to the hazards of horseback riding. Hey, hey, don't drive so fast—it's the pace that kills!
See also: kill, pace, that
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It is the pace that kills.

Prov. Trying to do too much too fast is bad for you. Nancy: I hate college. Bill: Why? Is the subject material too difficult? Nancy: No, they just expect me to learn too much of it too fast. It is the pace that kills.
See also: kill, pace, that
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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