bring (one) back to reality

(redirected from brought back to reality)

bring (one) back to reality

To cause one who is fantasizing or being overly optimistic to remember or consider the true nature of something. Someone needs to bring him back to reality because there's no way he's getting into that school with his mediocre grades. I was excited to book a vacation until my nearly-depleted bank account brought me back to reality.
See also: back, bring, reality

bring someone back to reality

to force someone to face reality. The rain shower brought her back to reality. Liz was brought back to reality by a rude shock.
See also: back, bring, reality
References in classic literature ?
Harker's forehead that I was brought back to reality.
The Clansman were brought back to reality after their Harlequin Trophy win as they were well-beaten by titlechallenging Carsons.
She was brought back to reality by the coach who counselled, 'Slow it down, think it through.
I was brought back to reality as street actors portraying the film's main characters engaged me in conversation.
The only time I was brought back to reality was during the sing-along sections.
IAt the "almost 40" stage of life I can often go for weeks unhindered believing myself to be a sprightly 20-something in my head, only brought back to reality when I attempt something that would require a body of said age.
I was brought back to reality by a muffled scream, putting down my book I found her indoors pointing up to the ceiling in the visitor toilet.
AFTER a glorious few days of sunny weather, the North East was brought back to reality yesterday.
Nevertheless, in about 24 hours after the election, many have been brought back to reality.
Seething with frustrations, I was brought back to reality by a colleague who reminded me that vote-buying has been practiced since time immemorial.
Survivor Mustafa is heavily traumatized and acts out like an adolescent, but is later brought back to reality by the honorable proverbs of semi-samurai, good-doctor Motosada (Masaaki Uchino) and the shy glances of a local girl, Haru (Shiori Kutsuna).
BRADFORD COLCHESTER PHIL PARKINSON blasted the Bradford board for the state of the Valley Parade pitch after the FA Cup giantkillers were brought back to reality.
Each photograph represents two artistic processes- nature as interpreted through the craftsmanship and artificial sculptures of diorama artisans, and the reversal of art brought back to reality through the medium of photography.
LESS than a week after Glasgow and its people were praised by the world for their magnificent friendly Commonwealth Games, they are brought back to reality with the theft of one of the Glasgow 2014 Clyde mascots by some mindless numbskulls.
Unfortunately for Pez, though, she was brought back to reality with a far less glamorous problem as she added: "I'm massively tired with a massive birthday spot.