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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 activitists who were in favor of overturning the case.
See also: bubble, of, pop
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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.
I'd hate to pop the bubble of my new found, delicious slimming diet
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.
The player creates ripples by tapping the water to move the bubble past a myriad of hazards determined to pop the bubble or eat the Troll.
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.
After being injected into the body, ultrasound is used as the mechanism to pop the bubbles at the desired destination.
YOU POP THE BUBBLES WITH YOUR FINGER AND IT TELLS YOU THE LETTER OR NUMBER YOU PICKED.
EYES open wide and a big grin on his face, four-year-old Kenzie Strang, right, tries to pop the bubbles floating near him.
If you can't pop the bubbles fast enough they fill the screen and it's game over.