burst the bubble of (someone)

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burst the bubble of (someone)

To disprove, ruin, or destroy someone's fantasy, delusion, or misbelief. The Supreme Court ruling is likely to burst the bubble of all the activists who were in favor of overturning the case. I hate to burst the bubble of everyone here, but this period of economic success will not last long.
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THERE will be no Fermanagh double at Windsor Park this May after Bessbrook United burst the bubble of Enniskillen Rangers in last night's first Junior Cup semi-final.
'Sorry to burst the bubble of the MMDA, but they cannot implement the HOV scheme tomorrow without violating due process requirements.
I think we all can live and dream And wonder what we'd do If we were given one more go What path would we pursue But out of human weakness Would we just fall into trouble Risking life and limb and all that's good In our quest to burst the bubble.
[USA], August 16 (ANI): He would 'hate to burst the bubble' but Daniel Crag says he is still 'undecided' on next James Bond film.
Rovers aim HULL KR coach James Webster is urging his resurgent team to burst the bubble of Catalans when they visit the Lightstream Stadium tonight.
BUBBLING WALLPAPER If you aren't quiet the expert at hanging wallpaper and you notice a few bubbles, burst the bubble with a small pin then smooth over with your fingertips.
Celtic are 2-5 but St Mirren are pretty good at home and I'm taking them to burst the bubble and get at least a point in our double chance market at 7-4.
He said: "Our aim is to burst the bubble of hopelessness for young people, teach them there are opportunities, and that they are born to win."
Burst the bubble of one fear, and all our other fears begin to lose their power over us too.
I thought Mark Owen had burst the bubble enough, but now you!
FORMER Everton striker Andrew Johnson is convinced Fulham will "burst the bubble" by becoming the first team to inflict a league defeat on Harry Redknapp's resurgent Tottenham.
Yes, yours truly burst the bubble with boring old common sense!
Time to burst the bubble and let we in Wales have a fresh referendum.
Erm, well sorry to burst the bubble but you can forget all that if you live in the Bunker household in this Christmas cracker of a play by the master of social satire.