burst the bubble of (someone)

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burst the bubble of (someone)

To upset or destroy someone's belief, conviction, or mood by delivering news that runs contrary to what he or she holds to be true. I hate to burst the bubble of everyone here, but this period of economic success will not last long.
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As a burgeoning bard Cooper read each of these renegade writers' works, felt an ineffable kindred connection, and saw the author he was destined to be: One who takes language and twists it into new and unsettling forms, fashioning a fiction that bursts the bubble of bourgeois expectations.