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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