Idioms for ride

Origin of ride

before 900; 1915–20 for def 17; Middle English riden (v.), Old English rīdan; cognate with Old Frisian rīda, German reiten, Old Norse rītha; akin to Old Irish ríad journey (cf. palfrey, rheda). See road

synonym study for ride

2. See drive.
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British Dictionary definitions for ride for a fall

ride
/ (raɪd) /

verb rides, riding, rode or ridden

noun

Derived forms of ride

ridable or rideable, adjective

Word Origin for ride

Old English rīdan; related to Old High German rītan, Old Norse rītha
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Idioms and Phrases with ride for a fall (1 of 2)

ride for a fall

Court danger or disaster, as in I think that anyone who backs the incumbent is riding for a fall. This idiom alludes to the reckless rider who risks a bad spill. [Late 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with ride for a fall (2 of 2)

ride

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