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bring (one) low

To bring one back to reality, especially if one is being a braggart. Dave was boasting so much about getting an A on the test that I finally had to bring him low and tell him that Miss Hayes is a really easy grader.
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"We continue to bring low fares to new markets and are committed to growing our customer base in Europe and beyond," Wizz Air CEO Jozsef Varadi said.
Join the family in wearing casual, colorful clothes and bring low lawn chairs or blankets.
She added that the government has made it a priority to bring low cost airlines to Montenegro and improve its connectivity with the rest of the continent.
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UK-based software company LinuxIT together with the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have teamed up to bring low cost Linux training and certification to developing areas of South East Asia.
Putrajaya is resorting to private efforts to bring Low back.
'For many operators, remote areas don't have enough economic potential to justify investments,' he said, adding that without help the projects would be costly and bring low returns.