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What goes up must come down

Posted by Bob on January 13, 2003

In Reply to: What goes up must come down posted by finbarr on January 13, 2003

: can someone let me know what it means

The literal meaning is about gravity: throw most objects in the air, and they will fall to the ground. But it has been applied to virtually everything else, too: the stock market, the price of (you-name-it), someone's rise to power, etc. Common sense leads us to expect that no trend continues forever. The mighty will fall. The proud will be humbled. In time, the feather in the wind will come to earth.