burst (one's) bubble

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burst (one's) bubble

To bring someone back to reality, especially if they are dreaming or fantasizing about something unrealistic. Look, I hate to burst your bubble, but there is no way you're getting into Harvard! You're a C student!
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burst someone's bubble

Fig. to destroy someone's illusion or delusion; to destroy someone's fantasy. I hate to burst your bubble, but Columbus did not discover Canada. Even if you think I am being foolish, please don't burst my bubble.
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burst someone's bubble

If someone or something bursts your bubble, they stop you being so happy or satisfied. A terrible defeat in Saturday's match burst their bubble. Costa burst her bubble, telling her that her boyfriend had been arrested.
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burst someone's bubble

shatter someone's illusions about something or destroy their sense of well-being.
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ˌburst somebody’s ˈbubble

bring an end to somebody’s hopes, happiness, etc: Things are going really well for him. I just hope nothing happens to burst his bubble.
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But as Priya declares her undying love for David, perhaps this would be a good time to burst her bubble once and for all.
WE don't want to burst her bubble but it looks like Brit has blown out again.
However scathing reviews and first-day figures of only 1.1 million threatened to burst her bubble and now the diary can reveal things have got even worse.