the bigger they are the harder they fall

the bigger they are the harder they fall

Meaning

  • to fail according to the size of the venture
  • more powerful people suffer more when defeated

Example Sentences

  1. The prime minister probably realizes that the bigger they are the harder they fall. So he has been very cautious about all of his plans and policies up till now.
  2. I know that within the criminal world, the bigger they are the harder they fall. This family has been in business for the longest time and now look at how they have ended up.
  3. His family business was the top in the country and they had several brands running successfully. But then the bigger they are the harder they fall. They have slowly started closing things out and intend to keep minimizing.
  4. My uncle very well knows that the bigger they are the harder they fall. So he never really talks about his success and has kept the virtue of humility alive in him.
  5. Owing to the recession in the global economy, she has limited her business strategies. She is quite aware of the fact that the bigger they are the harder they fall.
  6. This European country has seen some amazing times. But then the bigger they are the harder they fall, they are now running off the alms that the rest of the European Union are willing to provide to them.

Origin

The phrase originates from a sing song way of saying that the size of the venture decides how badly it can fail. More risk could equal to a bigger failure is a classic finance saying.

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