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 while Nikhil is in his element running The Grange solo for 24 hours, Gennie, below, is standing by with a large pin ready to burst his bubble.
But while Nikhil is in his element running The Grange solo for 24 hours, Gennie, right, is standing by with a large pin ready to burst his bubble.
But a detective is on his trail, determined to burst his bubble - what's more, his tangled relationships with those around him are about to become even more complicated.
Sky Sports producers could almost be heard guffawing at the gawky "Scot" with the bumfluff beard dying on his feet, congratulating themselves on being the first to burst his bubble.
JAMES HOOK has no fear of being targeted by tough-tackling defenders looking to burst his bubble when he faces Premiership leaders Bristol today.
And, because he's not a fighter, one big defeat will burst his bubble.
After Mark made several unsuccessful attempts at collecting his nonexistent funds, Danielle burst his bubble.
New Conservative Party posters going up today show the Prime Minister inside a bubble about to be burst with a pin, with the slogan: 'Go on, burst his bubble.
So as exciting as the Di Canio affect may be for Sunderland, I still fancy Everton to burst his bubble today.
IN reply to the text from Tom, Falkirk, I hate to burst his bubble, but the crackdown on booze culture is not because the Government is worried he may drink himself to an early grave.
We hate to burst his bubble by pointing out that, at 42, Depp is nearly a decade older than Vegas, 33.
I am sorry, therefore, to burst his bubble but he obviously has never stood at West Jesmond Station, in Newcastle, at the weekend.
Sorry to burst his bubble (and squeak), but The Waller-us of Love hasn't been famous for three years.