The bigger they come, the harder they fall
The more powerful and successful people are, the more they suffer when they experience defeat and disaster.
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But there is an underlying feeling that the worst is yet to come.
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In their shelter, Brion and Ulv crouched low and wondered why the attack didn't come.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
Babylas raised his pale face; he knew what was coming; it had come so many times before.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
He reached forward and took her hands, and if Mrs. Vivian had come in she would have seen him kneeling at her daughter's feet.Confidence|Henry James
Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. Wurzel's sway.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
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Persons in important positions lose more when they fail, as in Impeaching a President is very painful—the bigger they come, the harder they fall. This expression is believed to come from boxing and gained currency when boxer Robert Fitzsimmons used it in a 1902 newspaper interview before fighting the much heavier James J. Jeffries. It was probably derived from similar adages, such as “The bigger the tree, the harder she falls.”