“The bigger they are, the harder they fall.” とはどんな意味?




Today’s Proverb (今日のことわざ)

“The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”


Origin or Interpretation(起源ないし解釈)

This proverb suggests that the more powerful or successful a person or thing is, the more spectacular or disastrous their failure or downfall will be.


Example 1

The once-mighty company thought it was invincible, but when the market crashed, it crumbled just like any other. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.


Example 2

The political leader’s corruption scandal shocked the nation. His downfall was swift and complete. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.


Example 3

The superstar athlete, known for his arrogance, faced a humiliating defeat in the championship match. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.


Short Story

Jack was always boasting about his success and wealth, thinking he was untouchable. However, when the financial crisis hit, his empire collapsed, leaving him with nothing. It was a hard lesson for him to learn, proving that the bigger they are, the harder they fall.




意味: 無敵の、打ち負かせない

品詞: 形容詞

発音記号: /ɪnˈvɪnsəbl/

例文: The army was thought to be invincible until they faced unexpected resistance.
和訳: その軍隊は予期しない抵抗に直面するまで無敵だと考えられていました。


意味: 腐敗、汚職

品詞: 名詞

発音記号: /kəˈrʌpʃən/

例文: The government’s corruption scandal led to widespread outrage among the citizens.
和訳: 政府の汚職スキャンダルは市民の間で広範な憤りを引き起こしました。


意味: 屈辱的な、恥ずべき

品詞: 形容詞

発音記号: /hjuːˈmɪliˌeɪtɪŋ/

例文: It was a humiliating defeat for the team, losing by such a large margin.
和訳: そのチームにとって、そのような大差での敗北は屈辱的でした。