The person that does the right thing despite not being advantageous to oneself. It is a type of moral high ground.
Though Ricky was a renowned black belt and could have easily beat the snot out of the inebriated sot, he was the bigger person and didn't retaliate to his taunts. Instead he paid for his cab fare home in a gesture of leniency and kindness.
by BJ-Knucklehead March 13, 2017
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the person who is more mature than the opposite person, the person who makes more mature decisions.
Tyler made fun of Dannie, later on, Dannie overheard someone making fun of Tyler. Dannie stuck up for Tyler, althought they were not friends. Dannie became the bigger person.
by Kristie April 5, 2004
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A bullshit expression used to shame victims into not sticking up for themselves because this will somehow make you as bad, or worse, than the person treating you badly.

See also "Turn the other cheek".
EMPLOYEE: "My line manager is calling me names, publicly humiliating me and gossiping about me behind my back. I've asked her not to but she won't stop. I want to make a complaint."
BIG BOSS: "Oh she's not so bad really! Just try not to annoy her, and be the bigger person."
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When you want to beat the hell out of someone because you know their wrong but you be the bigger person and smile and just imagine you punching them in the head
Asha was the bigger person and agreed to Miss Davis although she was in the wrong
by rooxxxxyyyyy August 13, 2018
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To be the bigger person means to not argue with someone. However, being the bigger person automatically means that you have to have correct grammar and spelling if you do not have correct spelling and grammar you are automatically disqualified from this title.
Emma would've been the bigger person but she didn't use correct spelling or grammer
by Derrickl56 July 14, 2015
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Having sex with a midget/dwarf after a fight.
Guy 1 : yo man did you ever make it up with Lucy?

Guy 2: yeah man, I was the bigger person.

Guy1 : oh that's cool.... WAIT A MINUTE YOU MEAN, ohhhhh SNAP!!
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