burst the bubble of (someone)

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burst the bubble of (someone)

To disprove, ruin, or destroy someone's fantasy, delusion, or misbelief. The Supreme Court ruling is likely to burst the bubble of all the activists who were in favor of overturning the case. I hate to burst the bubble of everyone here, but this period of economic success will not last long.
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THERE will be no Fermanagh double at Windsor Park this May after Bessbrook United burst the bubble of Enniskillen Rangers in last night's first Junior Cup semi-final.
'Sorry to burst the bubble of the MMDA, but they cannot implement the HOV scheme tomorrow without violating due process requirements.
Rovers aim HULL KR coach James Webster is urging his resurgent team to burst the bubble of Catalans when they visit the Lightstream Stadium tonight.
He said: "Our aim is to burst the bubble of hopelessness for young people, teach them there are opportunities, and that they are born to win."
Burst the bubble of one fear, and all our other fears begin to lose their power over us too.
One does not wish to burst the bubble of new-found Tory euphoria, but if the purpose of Question Time is to elicit information from the Prime Minister, the new Conservative leader failed as resoundingly as Iain Duncan Smith.
Still perfect after five games, the Texters take on the Fuel Masters at 4:15 p.m., looking to also burst the bubble of invincibility surrounding Phelps, who has led Phoenix to two wins two since arriving in the country.