burst (someone's) bubble

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burst (someone's) bubble

To disprove, ruin, or eliminate someone's fantasy, delusion, misbelief, or recent happiness. Sorry to burst your bubble, Janet, but Sarah only went out on a date with you to make Suzie jealous. I'm happy you won, and I don't mean to burst your bubble while you're celebrating, but your opponent could use some encouragement.
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burst someone's bubble

Fig. to destroy someone's illusion or delusion; to destroy someone's fantasy. I hate to burst your bubble, but Columbus did not discover Canada. Even if you think I am being foolish, please don't burst my bubble.
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Excited at the prospect, Drew rushes home to share the news with Caitlin who quickly bursts his bubble, much to Ellie's horror.
Joe actually gets something going with Jane, but before long she bursts his bubble by telling him, "We're not reality material.