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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In fairness to Michael Ryan, he's very single minded and he brought us down to earth straight away after the All-Ireland and set out our plans for 2017.
But Tuesday brought us down to earth with a bit of a bang.
Thompson said: "They certainly brought us down to earth in that first game but we have played well against them since then.
Our own equipment was dreadful and when we played on that, it really brought us down to earth.
The best part is that we worked together as a group and it was a very humanising experience, it brought us down to earth," said Mohammad Mudassir Idris, who is also a business student at AUS.
Though returning home to unload a trailer of sileage brought us down to earth with a bump.
Coun Gregory added: 'George always had his nickname for everyone he knew and I sometimes think that secretly we liked the way that George always brought us down to earth with his own brand of humour.
Archaeologist Siobhan Lavelle brought us down to earth, literally, with a paper on the changing scene in Western Sydney and the challenges these changes present to the archaeologist.
It was a rude awakening for us and brought us down to earth very nicely.
He said: 'It was a shocker but it has brought us down to earth and that might not be a bad thing.
We had a reality check brought us down to earth and we know we have to got to really work for it and that is what we did last week.
After the incredible worldwide success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy on the silver screen, Milan has brought us down to earth with more of a bang than Sauron was ever able to do.
Colin Ball, of Pride in Camp Hill, brought us down to earth with his plan to regenerate a socially excluded community in Nuneaton by breaking down barriers to employability and services.
He wasn't getting too excited, he was as cool as ever and brought us down to earth, reminding us we still have some work to do.