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burst the bubble of (someone)

To upset or destroy someone's belief, conviction, or mood by delivering news that runs contrary to what they hold to be true. I hate to burst the bubble of everyone here, but this period of economic success will not last long.
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I'd hate to burst the bubble, but no decision has been made at the moment.
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.
But Natasha Houlden noted: "Sorry to burst the bubble but I don't think the hundreds of gallons of water thing will help the cause, given the whole water charges thing.
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
Tabloid outrage and some poor-quality bandwagon-hijackers almost burst the bubble.
One side has to burst the bubble sooner or later and hopefully we can do that.
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.
Berry reckons his current crop of two-year-olds is his best ever, but Michael Bell could have found one to burst the bubble in the Northern Racing College Supporters Conditions Stakes at Pontefract tonight.
The market's in great shape; there's just nothing out there that's going to burst the bubble that I can see,'' said Allyn at Jefferies & Co.