come back (down) to earth

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come back (down) to earth

To regain a realistic view of or attitude about something. Those newlyweds think that marriage is utterly blissful, but they'll come back to earth soon enough.
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come back (down) to earth (or bring someone back (down) to earth)

return or make someone return suddenly to reality after a period of daydreaming or euphoria.
2003 Guardian When you start to believe you're in with a shout, the big boys have a nasty habit of bringing you down to earth with a bump.
See also: back, come, earth
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The two-inch high model rocket, complete with engine and camera, will reach around 400ft, taking aerial photos of the college as it comes back down to earth.
But it will be some weeks yet before he comes back down to earth after getting the shock of his life from Michael Aspel.
While Keane comes back down to earth after Saturday's sensational two-goal start to his Coventry City career, Lee is anxious to cash in by strengthening his squad.
As Hakeem comes back down to earth, you have to wonder--how do these star players rack up all those points?
As such, I feel I have to maintain my bearish stance on AAPL, at least until sentiment comes back down to earth.
I just hope the ECHO comes back down to earth and gives its readers some proper news and cuts out the Anfield sob stories.