pull (someone) down a notch (or two)(redirected from pulling him down a notch)
pull (someone) down a notch (or two)
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 pull him down a notch or two. It's about time that someone pulled Sarah down a notch. Her snotty arrogance is intolerable!
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