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fall from power

To lose one's authority or power in a particular situation or setting. That CEO fell from power once news of his scandal broke.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fall from power

Fig. to go out of power; to go out of office. The dictator fell from power after the riots. Every ruler will fall from power sooner or later.
See also: fall, power
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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While former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has fallen from power following the 2011 uprising, the long-running persistence of his authoritarian power and its interactions with equally persistent political opposition is still worthy of study for what it may reveal about the future of Egyptian politics and the presence of authoritarian politics elsewhere, argues Albrecht (political science, American U.
The author takes readers through all the intricate to-ing and fro-ing, diplomatic niceties and manoeuvring, Italian bureaucracy and Casali's difficulties once his patron, Wolsey, had fallen from power. Casali followed him in 1536 save only that he was not totally humiliated.
EDWINA Currie decided to reveal her fouryear affair with John Major because her book's editor had guessed the relationship from reading her racy political novels, she claimed last night Mrs Currie, 55, said her main motivation for disclosing the secret affair were that the Tory Party had fallen from power, senior politicians from the 1980s were no longer in Cabinet, her own children had grown up and she felt she had kept other peoples' secrets for too long.
However, he added that most of the critics who gave him grief in the past had fallen from power.