be riding for a fall

idiom

informal
: to be doing something that is likely to lead to failure or disaster
They're feeling pretty confident now, but if you ask me, they're riding for a fall.

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“Be riding for a fall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20riding%20for%20a%20fall. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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