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 activitists who were in favor of overturning the case.
See also: bubble, of, pop
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When high inflation rates later popped the bubble, taxpayers had to pick up the tab.
I went outside and popped the bubbles between my fingers for half-an-hour.