take someone down a notch (or two)(redirected from take them down a notch)
take 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 take him down a notch or two. It's about time that someone took Sarah down a notch. Her snotty rich-kid arrogance is intolerable!