burst your bubble

Burst your bubble
If you correct someone's ignorant or delusional belief, you burst their bubble. (Bust someone's bubble is also used.)

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • burst someone's bubble — burst someone’s bubble phrase to end someone’s happiness by making them realize what is happening I hate to burst your bubble, but I don’t think he remembers you. Thesaurus: to make someone feel sad or upsetsynonym Main entry: bubble * * * I see …   Useful english dictionary

  • bubble — bub|ble1 [ bʌbl ] noun count * 1. ) a ball of air or gas in a liquid: Gas bubbles in any liquid tend to rise to the surface. Heat the milk until bubbles form around the edge of the pan. a ) a ball of air or gas in a substance that has become… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • burst someone's bubble — to end someone s happiness by making them realize what is happening I hate to burst your bubble, but I don t think he remembers you …   English dictionary

  • burst — 01. The Asian economic bubble apparently [burst] in the mid 1990s. 02. She had a blister on her heel that [burst] when she put on her new shoes. 03. The children [burst] out laughing when a dog ran into their classroom. 04. Our basement got… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • burst — burst1 [bə:st US bə:rst] v past tense and past participle burst ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(break open)¦ 2 be bursting with something 3¦(move suddenly)¦ 4 burst open 5 be bursting to do something 6 be bursting 7 burst somebody s bubble 8 burst its banks Phrasal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bubble — 01. The [bubbles] in the champagne tickled my nose. 02. Rubber is the ingredient in gum which allows the chewer to blow [bubbles]. 03. The Asian economic [bubble] burst around the mid 1990s. 04. The pop you hear when you crack your knuckles is… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Real estate bubble — This article is about the general phenomenon of housing bubbles. For housing bubbles in various countries, see below. A real estate bubble or property bubble (or housing bubble for residential markets) is a type of economic bubble that occurs… …   Wikipedia

  • Spanish property bubble — The residential real estate bubble in Spain saw Real Estate prices rise 247% from 1997 to 2005 [ [http://www.spainrei.com/MiV Spain Property Prices 95 07 yearly.htm According to the Spanish Ministry of Housing ] ] . € 651,168,000,000 is the… …   Wikipedia

  • United States housing bubble — The United States housing bubble is an economic bubble in many parts of the United States housing market including areas of California, Florida, New York, Michigan, the Northeast Corridor, and the Southwest markets. On a national level, housing… …   Wikipedia

  • Packed to the Rafters — Opening Title Card Format Drama Created by Bevan Lee Starring …   Wikipedia

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