knock (one) off (one's) perch

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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.
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knock someone off their perch

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If you knock a person or organization off their perch, you cause them to lose their important or leading position. Note: A perch is a pole, branch or other place where a bird sits to rest. For the regional firms this is an excellent time to knock London firms off their perch. Note: You can also say that a person or organization falls off their perch if they lose their important or leading position. There'll be no end of people ready to laugh when you fall off your perch. Note: You can use topple instead of fall. As one after another of the star companies of the 1980s fall on hard times, their high-flying executives are toppling from their perches.
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knock someone off their perch

cause someone to lose a position of superiority or pre-eminence. informal
See also: knock, off, perch, someone

knock somebody off their ˈperch/ˈpedestal

show that somebody does not deserve to be admired so much: These revelations will really knock him off his pedestal.
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Going to the RWC in Japan as No.1 will motivate the opposition to knock you off your perch and bring you down a peg.
But Hamann said: "There are lots of question marks over Germany and you're also the defending champions and everyone wants to knock you off your perch.
When you are No.1, everyone wants to knock you off your perch.
When you are No.1, everyone wants to knock you off your perch. The thing about Joe is that he has that experience.
"Because momentum is a problem in the Premier League when you come up against the really big sides and they knock you off your perch like Manchester City did to us and you need to be able to cope with that.
"Staying No 1 is a lot more difficult than getting there because everybody is trying to knock you off your perch. When you're on the journey, it's okay.
"Every team wants to knock you off your perch and raise their game against you.
When you're top, people always want to knock you off your perch."
Thompson said: "We have been the most successful team in the Elite League over the last four years and with that comes the pressure that the other team wants to knock you off your perch in every game.