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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AFTER the glamour of Monte Carlo three weeks ago, the World Rally Championship comes back to earth with a bump this weekend, as the teams head to the snowy countryside of central Sweden.
Black comedian Chris Rock goes to heaven and comes back to earth as a white billionaire in a remake of a remake.
I told him about the book of Jude, in which Christ comes back to Earth with thousands of saints to judge the world.
In a sub-plot, Kenny is killed off earlier than usual so he can end up in hell to witness the Devil and Saddam Hussein plotting to take over the world in the wake of all this chaos and comes back to earth to warn the others.
When the camera shuts down, Purcell comes back to earth to explain why she's a fan of the 26-year-old Daly.
As for comparing some GCSE exam with the horror of child abuse, I suggest the teacher who said that vacates whatever planet she's living on and comes back to earth to meet children who've been abused and who'd be happy to explain the difference between being forced to have sex with your dad and failing a history exam.
I'm not saying it can't run for another three or even 10 years - or that the Dow won't get to 8,000 or 10,000 or beyond before it comes back to earth.