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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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There came a time when his friend and patron, John of Gaunt, fell from power, and Chaucer lost his appointments.
He spent six years in jail in his native country before Gaddafi fell from power in the Arab Spring of 2011 and claims he was tortured throughout his incarceration.
He remained in exile until 1870 when Napolean III fell from power and the Third Republic was established.
Beijing -- A court in eastern China sentenced Bo Xilai -- the former rising star of the ruling Communist Party who fell from power amid a scandal involving murder, betrayal and financial skulduggery -- to life in prison Sunday.
It was eventually scaled back after he fell from power, from 2 am to 5 am.
The Liberal Democratic Party, which fell from power in the Aug.
The Czech government put itself out for the original plan, and fell from power as a result.
The blase attitude of the Pentagon comes through most clearly in a comment by Douglas Feith, then under secretary of defense for policy, shortly after the Taliban fell from power. "He said we won the war, other people need to be responsible for Afghanistan now," a former National Security Council official told Risen.
She initiated a door-to-door survey of civilian casualties in Iraq shortly after Saddam Hussein fell from power. She recruited survey teams to fan-out across the country and gather accounts of civilian casualties.
Last week's disastrous election for Labour in Swansea when the party dropped 13 seats and fell from power for the first time in more than 20 years led to the resignation earlier this week of Labour leader Lawrence Bailey.
What that means is a hungry life and an early death for many of the 5 million people in Haiti's little villages, places like Plaine Danger, about 500 miles from Florida and light-years from Port-au-Prince, the capital, where President Jean-Bertrand Aristide fell from power on Feb.
He rapidly distanced himself from Cromwell when the latter fell from power in 1540, however, and was soon appointed to the new office of Secretary of State.
Craxi was among those who fell from power amid massive corruption probes a decade ago.
Amin fell from power in 1979 and in 1980 his predecessor, Milton Obote, was voted back into office.