fall from grace
Meaning: If you fall from grace, you do something that results in a loss of respect and support, especially among those who influence your life or career.
- The company's vice-president was expected to take over the company until he fell from grace after being arrested for stealing company funds.
- It's been sad watching so many athletes fall from grace and have their records deleted from the record books for taking performance-enhancing drugs like steroids.
One of world's best-known boxers fell from grace because he