One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
If you're too conceited or self-important, something will happen to make you look foolish.
- ‘I guess that's just reality - pride comes before a fall.’
- ‘"I told: pride cometh before the fall, " Isabelle said smartly.’
- ‘"Pride cometh before a fall, Susanna, " we said in unison.’
- ‘He said: ‘They say pride goes before a fall and it's very true.’’
- ‘It is said that pride goes before a fall, but seldom does one realise that when the time comes the proud wilt and disappear.’
- ‘But you are proud, and if pride goes before a fall, then that's where you're headed for sure.’
- ‘They say that pride comes before a fall and sure enough, after trumpeting my success at virus-hunting yesterday, the first words that greeted me at work this morning were, ‘That virus is back ’.’
- ‘He told Scotland on Sunday: ‘Everyone knows that pride comes before a fall, and no Prime Minister should ever take the electorate for granted.’’
- ‘Things are going well, including this week's testing, but Hislop has learned in the past that pride comes before a fall.’
- ‘Whether pride goes before a fall, only the turbulent, testing year ahead will tell.’
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