burst someone's bubble

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!
See also: bubble, burst
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: bubble, burst
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

burst someone's bubble

shatter someone's illusions about something or destroy their sense of well-being.
See also: bubble, burst
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also: