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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Having a child that's exceptionally talented is something to be proud of but as they say: 'pride comes before the fall' and that's as true when it comes to bringing up your children as it is in every other meaning of the phrase.