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

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prick the bubble (of sth)

to make someone suddenly understand the unpleasant truth of a situation
Translations of “prick the bubble (of sth)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 戳穿(…的)虛幻泡影…
in Chinese (Simplified) 戳穿(…的)虚幻泡影…
(Definition of prick the bubble (of sth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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