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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ride for a Fall (To).
 
To ride a race and lose it intentionally.   1
        “There were not wanting people who said that government had ‘ridden for a fall,’ in their despair of carrying out their policy.”—Newspaper paragraph, November, 1885.
 


 Ride.Ride up Holborn Hill (To). 

 
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