Meaning of “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” in the English Dictionary

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"the bigger they are, the harder they fall" in British English

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the bigger they are, the harder they fall

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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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