Meaning of “bring/take sb down a peg (or two)” in the English Dictionary

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"bring/take sb down a peg (or two)" in British English

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bring/take sb down a peg (or two)


to show someone that they are not as important as they thought

(Definition of “bring/take sb down a peg (or two)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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