The bigger they are, the harder they fall

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the bigger they are, the harder they fall

Those who are exceptionally large, powerful, or influential will have more to lose when they fail, and their failure will be all the more dramatic or spectacular because of it. Over 20 years, he created an iron-fisted dictatorship, but when the revolution came, he and the small few who controlled the country were summarily executed or driven into exile. Truly, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. That bully thinks he's untouchable, but the bigger they are, the harder they fall.
See also: big, fall, hard

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

something that you say which means the more power or success a person has, the harder it is for them to accept losing it She's very bitter about losing the directorship. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
See have bigger fish to fry, be larger than life
See also: big, fall, hard