pop the bubble of (someone)

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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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Bitcoin is not a bubble, it is the pin that is popping the bubble of the legacy financial systems since it has been created.
To demonstrate just how thin and lightweight the cells are, the researchers draped a working cell on top of a soap bubble, without popping the bubble.
Little fingers will love popping the bubbles and it's quite therapeutic for stressed mums and dads too.
Popping the bubbles can free trapped friendly fish, hungry nasty fish who will eat valuable worm doodles, or goodies that temporarily give Luther special powers.