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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.
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Gibbs sees no problem in coming back down to earth and getting back to club business.
Narrated by Tim Peake himself, the Space Descent VR recreates the experience of coming back down to earth from the International Space Station inside the capsule which carried Tim (Flight Engineer UK) and fellow astronauts Yuri Malenchenko (Commander, Russia) and Tim Kopra (Flight Engineer USA) to the international Space Station in December 2015 returning in June 2016.
Twenty-four hours after coming back down to earth, Weightman said: "What an amazing night.
BARNT Green were still coming back down to earth this week following their wonderful one-wicket win at Knowle and Dorridge.
He hailed his side for quickly coming back down to earth after the glamour game to focus on the dayto-day Championship routine.
But it just goes to show that you can never get too excited where Boro are concerned, because Huddersfield on Tuesday night was a case of coming back down to earth with a big, loud, frustrating bang.
Travis will speed up a 50ft ramp, fly high in the air and do a DOUBLE BACKFLIP before coming back down to earth. "After the big accident, I had to have my hips fused to my spine," says the US stuntman who is the new Evel Knievel.
HULL teen sensation Tom Cairney is still coming back down to earth after Deco asked for his shirt.
Posh might be wearing flat shoes but that doesn't mean she's coming back down to earth.
It's hard to see prices coming back down to earth much before 2012, but what happens after that is the big question for the UAE right now.
"Every time I had finished the race before I had won so maybe this is me coming back down to earth."
Still coming back down to earth after a rant to my eldest son about walking the dog and cleaning out the fish tank I could scarcely believe what I was hearing.
The Lancastrian said that returning to rainy England was a sure way of coming back down to earth, but that the World Cup win was still a long way from having sunk in.
His eye-catching World Cup performances made him a certainty for Zimbabwe's visit to Lord's but Anderson had little trouble coming back down to earth as he made a fine start to the county season.
Last year's winning rider Richard Guest was able to see the funny side after coming back down to earth this time with a horror first-fence fall on Paris Pike.