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English definition of “bring/take sb down a peg (or two)”

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bring/take sb down a peg (or two)

informal
to show someone that they are not as important as they thought
Translations of “bring/take sb down a peg (or two)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 煞某人的威風,挫某人的傲氣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 煞某人的威风,挫某人的傲气…
(Definition of bring/take sb down a peg (or two) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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