be riding for a fall

be riding for a fall informal be acting in a reckless way that invites failure.
Main Entry: ride

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  • riding for a fall — {adj. phr.} Behaving in an overconfident way that is likely to lead to trouble; being too sure of yourself; doing something dangerous. * /The student who does not study for exams is riding for a fall./ * /Mr. Smith has borrowed too much money on… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • riding for a fall — {adj. phr.} Behaving in an overconfident way that is likely to lead to trouble; being too sure of yourself; doing something dangerous. * /The student who does not study for exams is riding for a fall./ * /Mr. Smith has borrowed too much money on… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • riding for a fall — phrase too confident or taking too many risks, so that you are likely to fail badly Thesaurus: likely to failsynonym describing arrogant and over confident people or behavioursynonym Main entry: ride …   Useful english dictionary

  • riding\ for\ a\ fall — adj. phr. Behaving in an overconfident way that is likely to lead to trouble; being too sure of yourself; doing something dangerous. The student who does not study for exams is riding for a fall. Mr. Smith has borrowed too much money on his home …   Словарь американских идиом

  • riding for a fall — too confident or taking too many risks, so that you are likely to fail badly …   English dictionary

  • be riding for a fall — informal be acting in a reckless or arrogant way that invites defeat or failure * * * be riding for a fall see ↑ride, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑fall be riding for a fall informal : to be doing something that is likely to lead to failure or disaster… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be riding for a fall — be heading/riding for a fall to be behaving in a way that is likely to cause problems for you. Greg s riding for a fall he gets to work late and spends hours talking to his friends on the phone …   New idioms dictionary

  • be riding for a fall — ► to be involved in a situation that may end badly: »The specialist mortgage lender s lowly rating is because of widespread concerns that the buy to let housing market is riding for a fall. Main Entry: ↑ride …   Financial and business terms

  • (be) riding for a fall — be riding for a ˈfall idiom to be doing sth that involves risks and that may end in disaster Main entry: ↑rideidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be riding for a fall — informal be acting in a reckless way that invites failure. → ride …   English new terms dictionary

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