make (one) feel small

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make (one) feel small

To make someone feel insignificant, unimportant, or unintelligent. I always despised the way she made me feel small while we were married. The teacher had a nasty habit of making his students feel very small if they gave an incorrect answer in class.
See also: feel, make, small

make someone feel small

If someone makes you feel small, they deliberately say or do something which makes you feel stupid, especially in front of other people. I felt she was trying to make me feel small because that's the only way she knew to make herself feel better. When your children misbehave, tell them without making them feel small.
See also: feel, make, small