bring (one) back (down) to earth

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bring (one) back (down) to earth

To cause one to regain a realistic view of or attitude about something. Those newlyweds think that marriage is utterly blissful, but the stresses of everyday life will bring them back to earth soon enough.
See also: back, bring, earth

come back (down) to earth (or bring someone back (down) to earth)

return or make someone return suddenly to reality after a period of daydreaming or euphoria.
2003 Guardian When you start to believe you're in with a shout, the big boys have a nasty habit of bringing you down to earth with a bump.
See also: back, come, earth
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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria, said this night was about reflecting on the basic virtues of what people bring to Earth.
The story goes that King Bhagiratha needed to bring to earth the holy Ganga to redeem the souls of his ancestors which were under a curse.