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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"Maybe (it will) bring us back down to earth slightly, although the gaffer, the staff and the boys have been humble since we've started.
LINE OF THE DAY GORDON STRACHAN wondering whether to immediately bring us back down to earth against Malta tonight or hold off for a glorious failure against Slovenia.
After last weekend's great performance and result against Manchester United, they bring us back down to earth with a below-par performance against Aston Villa.
It's unlike my group of players but maybe it's a bit of a wake-up call, bring us back down to earth. If we think we're better than we are, that's what can happen.
"That will bring us back down to earth and show us we are where we are.
Whenever we may have got slightly above our station she'd be the first one to bring us back down to earth fairly hard."
The only thing that can bring us back down to earth is that we've got two tough away games coming up.
"Chester will be totally different, but it will be good kind of game to bring us back down to earth.
So I made sure this month's features would bring us back down to earth. You'll find a simple but excellent outreach idea in action as Bruce Connolly explains how he's using the popular and pervasive iTunes software in a library setting.
"This will bring us back down to earth with a bump but there's no better way to pick yourselves up than playing in a Cup semi-final on Wednesday night."
``But we are four points closer to the quarter-finals, and the one good thing is that this game will bring us back down to earth, which is a good thing at this point in the season.''
"It will help bring us back down to earth after all the success of the last twelve months.
"The game was a reminder to not get too carried away and maybe it was what we needed to bring us back down to earth.
Thankfully, writer-director IsabelCoixet keeps a very tight rein on the narrative and performances, so that whenever the tone threatens to veer off course, she injects dark humour to bring us back down to earth.
"Jimmy was very quick to bring us back down to earth after the game," said Wilson.