pop (one's) bubble

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pop (one's) bubble

To disprove, ruin, or destroy someone's fantasy, delusion, or misbelief. A less common variant of "burst (someone's) bubble." Sorry to pop your bubble, Janet, but Sarah only went out on a date with you to make Suzie jealous. Sean took pleasure in popping the environmentalist's bubble, explaining to him that renewable energy devices cause huge environmental damage to produce.
See also: bubble, pop
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THE pop bubble burst when Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera began their longrunning feud in the 90s.
Psychedelia meets sonic country in a double-glazed pop bubble.
A glitter-ball explosion during final hit Something Kinda Ooh shows just how much energy they bring to the charts and the pop bubble seems nowhere close to bursting just yet.
The Bournville-born rapper admitted he's been to the chocolate factory 20 times and would love to be a tour guide if the pop bubble burst.
In light of her pop bubble bursting, Geri, 34, has turned to acting as a plan to earn the pennies after she's become a mum.
After the pop bubble burst, Jodi decided she wanted to return to acting and along came the role of Debbie.
INFLUENCE: Naimee loves the music of Sinead O'Connor who she says has 'the voice of an angel', and also names Joni Mitchell, inset, as having a big effect on her development; RISING STAR: Irish singer Naimee Coleman is set for the Number 1 spot; POP FREE ENVIRONMENT: Naimee's music is 'not just pop bubble gum'
A forest of guitar bands have grown up in the past few years as the manufactured pop bubble burst.
On the night of March 5, 2005, after years of steady decline, the pop bubble burst.
Speculation surrounds Gareth's relationship with his record company and some say his pop bubble is about to burst due to poor record sales.
But it was during an interview with Independent Radio News that Brian's pop bubble burst.
To know someone's true personality, don't bother with ink blot tests and psychoanalysis -- just watch them pop Bubble Wrap(R) brand cushioning.
Since then One True Voice has faced the grim possibility of long-term failure prompting people to question whether the TV pop bubble may finally be bursting.
In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Mercury, he revealed last night how he lived a music dream - and survived after the pop bubble burst.