bring (one) back (down) to earth

(redirected from bring them back to earth)

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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That means we don't have to have astronauts to bring them back to Earth like we did back in the 1960's.
The FireFlies will pave the way for a flotilla of 70lb spacecraft equipped to collect samples and bring them back to Earth.
4trillion of rare minerals and metals from the surface and bring them back to Earth.
He said: "County have been worthy league winners and will have enjoyed themselves since being crowned champions but we will try to bring them back to earth.
No word yet on relocation for limbo s former residents, but Nicholas von Hoffman suggests in The Nation that perhaps we should bring them back to Earth for a "second go-round.
Since its launch in 1999, NASA's Stardust satellite has traveled 3 trillion kilometers (2 billion miles) just to collect dust particles from a comet's tail and bring them back to Earth.
The Aurora project includes plans to collect rock and air samples from Mars and bring them back to Earth.
The Killie star faces the Bhoys he's backed all his life for the first time on Saturday - and hopes to bring them back to earth after that Coca-Cola Cup win.