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Shatter someone's illusions about something or destroy their sense of well-being.
shatter, destroy, wreck, ruin, crush, devastate, demolish, wreak havoc with, blast, blight, wipe out, overturn, torpedo, scotch, spoil, frustrate, thwart, baulk, checkView synonyms
- ‘So people, sorry to burst your bubble but I did not go for the auditions.’
- ‘Hate to burst your bubble, but you're one in 6 billion.’
- ‘I hate to burst your bubble but a million won't get you very far.’
- ‘I hate to burst your bubble, but you do know that you will be required to take an interest in current affairs and read something a little more challenging than New Weekly now don't you?’
- ‘The bookmakers give Wales little hope of bursting Ireland 's bubble, and history suggests they are right.’
- ‘I'm very sorry to burst your bubble, but animals do feel emotions.’
- ‘But when it comes right to your doorstep and bursts your bubble, well that's a different story.’
- ‘The other part of me was worried that Betty might not believe me, or even if she did, might resent me for being the one to burst her bubble and it could ruin the close relationship we now shared.’
- ‘Men may like to keep this myth going, but I'm bursting your bubble, boys.’
- ‘In other words, she did not burst Dicky 's bubble, but poked it a bit with some roundabout but no less cutting insights.’
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