The bigger they are, the harder they fall

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
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It's really true, the bigger they are, the harder they fall.