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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OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to collect samples from Bennu in summer 2020 and bring them back to Earth in September 2023.
After the Chang'e-5, Wu said the CNSA will then launch Chang'e-6, which will take samples from the Moon's south pole and bring them back to Earth. He added that they have not yet decided whether it will gather material from the far side or near side of the Moon and that their decision will depend on Chang'e-5's mission.
Following that mission, China will launch Chang'e-6 to gather samples on the moon's south pole and bring them back to Earth, Wu said.
Beijing is planning to send another lunar lander, Chang'e-5, later this year to collect samples and bring them back to Earth. It is among a slew of ambitious Chinese targets, which include a reusable launcher by 2021, a super-powerful rocket capable of delivering payloads heavier than those NASA and private rocket firm SpaceX can handle a moon base, a permanently crewed space station, and a Mars rover.
The CNSA is planning to send another lunar rover, Chang'e-5, next year to collect samples and bring them back to Earth.
The FireFlies will pave the way for a flotilla of 70lb spacecraft equipped to collect samples and bring them back to Earth.
They then hope to extract pounds 12.4trillion 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.
It is not unusual, apparently, for clubbers and partygoers to follow a cocaine binge with a few sedatives or a couple of anti-anxiety pills 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." No word either on the fate of the popular party game involving the limbo stick.
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 party's now over for Spurs and will resilient Birmingham be the team to 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.