- the more --- the more ---
- or[the ---er the ---er] - Used in two halves of a sentence to show that when there is more of the first, there is more of the second too. * /The more you eat. the fatter you will get./ * /Get your report in when you can; the sooner, the better./ * /The bigger they are, the harder they fall./ * /The more Bill worked on the arithmetic problem, the more confused he became./
Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.