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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"Lads went back to their clubs and there's nothing like that to bring you back down to earth. If you're walking on air going into a Connacht final against Mayo, you'll be beaten before you go in.
No matter how high–flying you are, kids will always bring you back down to earth.
Let Steve Adey bring you back down to earth with a collosal bump.
Ashley Greene, who has made a name for herself thanks to the 'Twilight' franchise, says that she loves her career, but it's sort of easy to get carried away and it's important to have people in your life to bring you back down to earth.
AFTER a reasonable start to the season, City certainly know how to bring you back down to earth.
If you're ever feeling exuberant, totally at one with the world or just full of the joys, let Josh and his guitar bring you back down to earth with a bump ...