bring (one) back (down) to earth

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bring (one) back (down) to earth

To cause someone 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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JUST when you thought our rail network could not get worse, up steps a minister to bring you back to earth.
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But over a long tournament, it doesn't take long for Father Time to bring you back to earth.
St Pat's have the capabilities to bring you back to earth very quickly.