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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"So this is a perfect time for us to bring us back to earth, humble us and let us know that we have to work."
Jan Zwicky's "Practicing Bach" dances between poem and essay, offering mind-sweet music turned philosophy: "Everywhere you look / there's beauty, and it's rimmed / with death." If the reader begins to worry Moritz has left the planet, Anita Lahey's "Man Tearing Down a Chimney," Asa Boxer's "Dante's Ikea," and Peter Norman's "Super's Report" bring us back to Earth: solid events, people, and places.
Brogan said: "That's the job the management have now over the next few days, to bring us back to earth but this team has been around for a long time.
Whenever the script threatens to veer off course, she injects dark humour or harsh realism to bring us back to earth. This is a life-affirming celebration of the power of human spirit to endure unimaginable suffering and our capacity for self-sacrifice to protect the ones we love.
Fortunately, Feinberg is here to dispel such way-out separatist notions and bring us back to earth.
We could have imagined ourselves in Bahrain, Barcelona or Berlin if it wasn't for the special plates which were printed with the names of internationally-famed Birmingham landmarks like Corporation Street and Gas Street Basin to bring us back to earth. But the SuperPrix?
At their best, Byerly and her fellow oral historians provide us glimpses of the people behind the abstractions we use, and bring us back to earth. For this we should be grateful.