pop the bubble of (someone)

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pop the bubble of (someone)

To disprove, ruin, or destroy someone's fantasy, delusion, or misbelief. A less common variant of "burst the bubble of (someone)." The Supreme Court ruling is likely to pop the bubble of all the activists who were in favor of overturning the case.
See also: bubble, of, pop
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Bottom line, if Im a financial regulator or legislator, Im hoping that the cryptocurrency bubble bursts and goes away on its own, but if it actually starts encroaching on my power, Ill reach for my enormous needle and pop the bubble myself.
At times, the man may shout 'It was consensual,' causing a shield that hinders you to pop the bubble if it passes by.
tip one end of the straw in the pan, lift it up, and blow through the other side to create a bubble, then slowly pick up the paper and pop the bubble on it.
The IFS can change the political weather and pop the bubble of politicians' claims for months to come.
Sorry to pop the bubble but the flying car is just a dream.
6 Let them pop the bubble wrap, no matter how much it annoys you
We know what we've got waiting for us, a competitive Leicester side who are desperate to pop the bubble.
We try to pop the bubble and get people to realize there's life beyond Assumption," she said, applying a coat of Swiss Coffee paint to a stained wall in one of the shelter's upstairs bedrooms.
In his memoir, A Term at the Fed, Meyer states that the Fed should have acted more aggressively to pop the bubble either in March 1997 or once the global financial turmoils ended.
Nor do they know how loud a pop the bubble will make when it breaks.
An injury blow to on-loan wide player Simon Brown has threatened to pop the bubble of optimism around Kidderminster Harriers, writes Colin Stoner.
I'd hate to pop the bubble of my new found, delicious slimming diet
It's a joke worthy of the film itself: Even as Casablanca exalts romantic love and anti-Nazi idealism, it also mischievously nods to the cynic in the corner who is ready to pop the bubbles of amorous and political righteousness.
You can even place the bubble wrap as a live wallpaper, so you can pop the bubbles whenever you use the device.
One by one, the monsters learn to be brave and pop the bubbles they are facing down.