bring (one) down to earth

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bring (one) down to earth

To cause one who is fantasizing or being overly optimistic to remember or consider reality. I was excited to book a vacation until my nearly-depleted bank account brought me down to earth. Dean was thrilled to get into his dream school, but the realization that he would have to pay for it entirely on his own brought him down to earth.
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bring someone down to earth

Fig. to help someone face reality; to help someone who is euphoric become more realistic. The events helped bring us all down to earth. I hate to be the one to bring you down to earth, but things aren't as good as you think.
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Even a two-hour delay couldn't bring us down to earth, so she was guaranteed a smiley welcome from me - and a glance to the right of this page shows what a treat that would be for her.
X Factor judge Louis Walsh, one of the award presenters, said: "These real people with real stories bring us down to earth.
I do hope he calls in occasionally to bring us down to earth with an apt comment.
A result like that will bring us down to earth in time for the Newcastle game.
Brummies boss Graham Drury said: "Sheffield is a difficult place to go but it was a disappointing performance from some of the riders, and it does bring us down to earth somewhat.
Playing at Ravenhill against Ulster this week will bring us down to earth.
Events that bring us down to Earth - we can read about tomorrow.
Of course the brutal realities of the Industrial Revolution, the great powers' imperialist adventures, and the carnage of the Great War--followed by the Greater War--have done much to bring us down to earth.
The Village 'can bring us down to earth about what we have, compared to the rest of the world,' Linda Mills, the tour coordinator, told the paper.
Dunfermline will be relishing the prospect of us coming because they will be looking to bring us down to earth.
I feel we needed this loss to bring us down to Earth,'' Probst said.
I have to turn to the President of Portugal, Anibal Cavaco Silva, to bring us down to earth.
If we need something to bring us down to earth it's two tough away games.
If we were to run ahead of ourselves on Saturday for example, then Loughgall could certainly bring us down to earth with a real crash.
He added: "They were away from home on Saturday and will certainly want to bring us down to earth.