Bring her back to reality - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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bring (one) back to reality
To cause one who is fantasizing or being overly optimistic to remember or consider the true nature of something. Someone needs to bring him back to reality because there's no way he's getting into that school with his mediocre grades. I was excited to book a vacation until my nearly-depleted bank account brought me back to reality.
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bring someone back to reality
to force someone to face reality. The rain shower brought her back to reality. Liz was brought back to reality by a rude shock.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive
To bring her back to reality
, estranged hubby Karl (Blake Harrison) turned up at the hospital - and she felt forced to tell him Cath the nurse was now Ally the fake doctor.
He said: "I slapped Oksana one time with an open hand in an attempt to bring her back to reality
He said in his declaration: "I slapped Oksana one time with an open hand in an attempt to bring her back to reality
. I did not slap her hard, I was just trying to shock her so that she would stop screaming."
"At some point in the race Caroline and the other competitors will almost certainly become delusional and start imaging things, so these lads will have to bring her back to reality