with great (something) comes great (something else)

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with great (something) comes great (something else)

When one comes to possess or wield a large amount of something, a large amount of something else is bound to follow or must also be reckoned with. Modeled on the phrase "with great power comes great responsibility" from the Spider-Man media franchise. It's true that you want for there to be a lot of excitement around your next product, but it's also true that with great expectations comes great pressure to deliver on them. A: "There's just a lot of risk involved in a business decision like that." B: "True, but with great risk comes great opportunity."
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