bring (one) back (down) to earth

(redirected from bring him back down to earth)

bring (one) back (down) to earth

To cause someone to regain a realistic view of or attitude about something. Those newlyweds think that marriage is utterly blissful, but the stresses of everyday life will bring them back to earth soon enough.
See also: back, bring, earth

come back (down) to earth (or bring someone back (down) to earth)

return or make someone return suddenly to reality after a period of daydreaming or euphoria.
2003 Guardian When you start to believe you're in with a shout, the big boys have a nasty habit of bringing you down to earth with a bump.
See also: back, come, earth
References in periodicals archive ?
luebirds boss Dave Jones warned striker Jay Bothroyd (left) he will bring him back down to earth following his England debut.
Caretaker boss Andy Porter got off to a great start with Saturday's 3-1 victory at high-flying Tamworth but tonight's clash could bring him back down to earth.
He's been a success with every team he has managed but hopefully on Saturday we can bring him back down to earth with a bang.
After hours of coaxing failed to bring Bobby down, his owners rang the fire brigade who sent in the troops to bring him back down to earth.
If he was big-headed, then people at the club would soon bring him back down to Earth.
Marti was being more sophisticated than us, but we managed to bring him back down to earth.