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!
See also: bubble, burst
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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.
See also: bubble, burst
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
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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.
See also: bubble, burst
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