be taken down a peg (or two)

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be taken down a peg (or two)

To have one's ego or pride reduced or damaged; to be humbled or humiliated. I hope that pompous oaf has been taken down a peg or two after losing his court case. If Sarah keeps acting like a spoiled brat to everyone, she's going to be taken down a peg some day.
See also: down, peg, taken