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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The IFS can change the political weather and pop the bubble of politicians' claims for months to come.
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