burst (someone's) bubble

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burst (someone's) bubble

To disprove, ruin, or eliminate someone's fantasy, delusion, misbelief, or recent happiness. Sorry to burst your bubble, Janet, but Sarah only went out on a date with you to make Suzie jealous. I'm happy you won, and I don't mean to burst your bubble while you're celebrating, but your opponent could use some encouragement.
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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
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BURSTS OUR BUBBLE: It's too small for an adult to lie down in but perfect for cooling off your feet and ankles.
BURSTS OUR BUBBLE: Like all pools with no filter, it loses its allure when it floats with summer beasties.
BURSTS OUR BUBBLE: Big enough for four people sitting on seats, but not much room for anything else.
BURSTS OUR BUBBLE: Doesn't come with steps so tricky for little children to get in and out.