Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

Prov. A person who has a lot of power and prestige also has a lot of responsibilities, and therefore worries more than other people. (From Shakespeare's play, Henry IV, Part II.) Susan began to have trouble sleeping shortly after she was promoted to head of her department. "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," her friends teased.
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UNEASY lies the head that wears a crown and reigning Heineken Cup champions Wasps may lose all bragging rights this afternoon when they face former Cup kings Leicester at Welford Road.