bring (one) back (down) to earth

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bring (one) back (down) to earth

To cause one 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
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But the Raith Rovers keeper hopes to bring them back down to earth this afternoon.
A home test with New Zealand tomorrow might bring them back down to earth, but fingers crossed they can put in a meaningful performance.
The Blues will have to bring them back down to earth.
Hull KR -6 4pts 10-11 general Challenge Cup holders Warrington make the trip across the Pennines still on a high after their Wembley triumph last week, but the impressive Robins can bring them back down to earth Super League, page 126 Over 2.5 goals in Denmark v Portugal 2pts 6-5 P Power, S James, V Chandler The Portuguese are in real danger of missing out on automatic qualification for the World Cup and have to go in search of a win in Copenhagen Match preview, page 139 Ireland v Cyprus 2pts Evens Betfred, Bl Sq, Ladbrokes Giovanni Trapattoni's side are aiming to do the double over the Cypriots Preview, page 139
"Our players deserve to enjoy the Plymouth result, but we'll bring them back down to earth at training."
"I can't see any of our players getting carried away in any case, but if they do we've got a few boys in there who'll bring them back down to earth quickly enough."
Some Hollywood A-list celebrities consider themselves so 'hot' that an unexpected cold shower might be just the thing to bring them back down to earth.
With by-the-glass prices going through the roof at so many restaurants, it's nice to see someone bring them back down to earth. Let's hope the idea catches on-it's a good one.
PAUL HARTLEY was bowled over by Celtic's form against Manchester City but will try to bring them back down to earth tomorrow.
Maybe we can bring them back down to earth. Maybe they will come here and underestimate us and get punished.
Wrexham celebrated a place in the LDV Vans Northern Area Final on Tuesday, but Doncaster can bring them back down to earth with a bump in the mundane League One action.
The Danish keeper said: "Portsmouth are coming on the back of a great result but hopefully we can bring them back down to earth.
"Last night one or two words were said in the dressing room afterwards and perhaps it will bring them back down to earth after our start."
As tempting as it is to tell you to get revenge by blasting your music back at them, I suggest a more diplomatic route.Try talking to them - a quick word might bring them back down to earth. I think 9pm on week nights and 11pm at the weekend are socially acceptable times to complain.
"I can't see any of our players getting carried away in any case but if they do we've certainly got a few boys in there who'll bring them back down to earth quickly enough