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. 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

  • burst someone's bubble — burst (someone s) bubble to tell someone unexpected bad news. I don t want to burst her bubble by telling her we won t have a vacation this summer. He tries to burst the bubble of anyone who believes population growth is not a problem …   New idioms dictionary

  • burst someone's bubble — ► burst someone s bubble shatter someone s illusions. Main Entry: ↑burst …   English terms dictionary

  • burst someone's bubble — verb To disillusion; to disabuse someone of a false notion or rationalization that has grown comfortable. I hate to burst his bubble, but he is going to be disappointed if he tries that idea …   Wiktionary

  • burst someone's bubble — shatter someone s illusions. → burst …   English new terms dictionary

  • burst bubble — burst (someone s) bubble to tell someone unexpected bad news. I don t want to burst her bubble by telling her we won t have a vacation this summer. He tries to burst the bubble of anyone who believes population growth is not a problem …   New idioms dictionary

  • burst — ► VERB (past and past part. burst) 1) break suddenly and violently apart. 2) be very full. 3) move or be opened suddenly and forcibly. 4) (be bursting with) feel (an irrepressible emotion or impulse). 5) suddenly do something as an expression of… …   English terms 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

  • bubble */ — I UK [ˈbʌb(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms bubble : singular bubble plural bubbles 1) a ball of air or gas in a liquid 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 solid …   English dictionary

  • burst — verb (past and past participle burst) 1》 break or cause to break suddenly and violently apart. 2》 be very full: the wardrobe was bursting with clothes.     ↘(be bursting with) feel (an irrepressible emotion or impulse). 3》 move or be opened… …   English new terms dictionary

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