the bigger they are, the harder they fall Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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the bigger they are, the harder they fall

saying
said to emphasize that the more important or powerful a person is, the more difficult it is for them when they lose their power or importance
(Definition of the bigger they are, the harder they fall from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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