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English definition of “prick the bubble (of sth)”

prick the bubble (of sth)

to make someone suddenly understand the unpleasant truth of a situationDisappointing yourself and others
(Definition of prick the bubble (of sth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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