knock somebody off their perch/pedestal(redirected from knock somebody off their pedestal)
knock (one) off (one's) pedestal
1. To cause someone to fall from a leading or prominent position. At the end of the day, I think voters just wanted to see someone knock the prime minister off his pedestal.
2. To reduce or damage someone's ego or pride; to humble or humiliate someone. I'm really glad that pompous oaf lost his court case, maybe that will knock him off his pedestal. It's about time that someone knocked Sarah off her pedestal. Her snotty, rich-kid arrogance is intolerable!
knock (one) off (one's) perch
To cause one to fall from a leading or prominent position. At the end of the day, I think voters just wanted to knock the prime minister off his perch.