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pop the bubble of (someone)

To disprove, ruin, or destroy someone's fantasy, delusion, or misbelief. A less common variant of "burst the bubble of (someone)." The Supreme Court ruling is likely to pop the bubble of all the activists who were in favor of overturning the case.
See also: bubble, of, pop
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The world doesn't even have to achieve bold action to pop the bubble. Simply the loss of confidence in the ability of fossil fuel companies to develop and profit from their reserves could cut the companies' worth enough to guarantee those assets become "stranded."
But Slavisa Jokanovic's side were caught cold as wily Palace rode the storm and hit them with goals from Jeffrey Schlupp, just before half time, and Wilfried Zaha, to pop the bubble of euphoria that had been all around Craven Cottage.
The concept of pre-emptive right has been introduced as a means to 'pop the bubble'.
Bottom line, if Im a financial regulator or legislator, Im hoping that the cryptocurrency bubble bursts and goes away on its own, but if it actually starts encroaching on my power, Ill reach for my enormous needle and pop the bubble myself.
At times, the man may shout 'It was consensual,' causing a shield that hinders you to pop the bubble if it passes by.
tip one end of the straw in the pan, lift it up, and blow through the other side to create a bubble, then slowly pick up the paper and pop the bubble on it.
The IFS can change the political weather and pop the bubble of politicians' claims for months to come.
This study focused on learning rather than timed practice and thus did not use the optional needle feature that would pop the bubble if the user completed a task slowly.
6 Let them pop the bubble wrap, no matter how much it annoys you!
"We know what we've got waiting for us, a competitive Leicester side who are desperate to pop the bubble. "But we are hugely positive going into this game.
"We try to pop the bubble and get people to realize there's life beyond Assumption," she said, applying a coat of Swiss Coffee paint to a stained wall in one of the shelter's upstairs bedrooms.
Sam, 34, says: "I practised for months and had to improve our Superpop juice to do it, but one of the hardest things was getting the kids to not pop the bubble!"
In his memoir, A Term at the Fed, Meyer states that the Fed should have acted more aggressively to pop the bubble either in March 1997 or once the global financial turmoils ended.
An injury blow to on-loan wide player Simon Brown has threatened to pop the bubble of optimism around Kidderminster Harriers, writes Colin Stoner.
Sorry to pop the bubble but the flying car is just a dream.