The Bigger They Are the Harder They Fall

You use the expression ‘The Bigger They Are the Harder They Fall’ to indicate that
the more powerful or successful someone is, the more disastrous a loss is to
accept.

Example of use: “The Ravens are bitter about losing the championship game. The bigger they are, the harder they fall!”

Interesting fact

The origin of the phrase ‘the bigger they are the harder they fall’ is believed to have come from the sport of boxing. Not surprisingly, there were earlier expressions that meant the same thing and used similar wording. One of the first recorded incidences is in the poet Claudian’s Rufian, essentially translating to “Men are raised on high in order that they may fall more heavily.”