- skip - Brewer’s

Ride for a Fall (To)

.

To ride a race and lose it intentionally.

“There were not wanting people who said that government had ‘ridden for a fall,ʹ in their despair of carrying out their policy.”—Newspaper paragraph, November, 1885.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Richard is Himself again
Richard of Cirencester
Richarda
Richborough, Richeboro, or Ratesburgh (a Roman fort in the time of Claudius)
Rick Mould
Rickety Stock
Ricochet [rikko-shay]
Riddle
Riddle of Claret (A)
Ride
Ride for a Fall (To)
Ride up Holborn Hill (To)
Rider
Riderhood (Rogue)
Ridicule (Father of)
Riding [of Yorkshire]
Ridolphus (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Ridotto (Italian)
Rienzi (Nicolò Gabrini)
Rif of Rifie (French)
Riff-raff