Meaning of “knock sb off their pedestal” in the English Dictionary

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"knock sb off their pedestal" in British English

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knock sb off their pedestal

knock sb off their pedestal

to show people that someone is not as perfect as they seem to be:

This recent scandal has really knocked the president off his pedestal.

(Definition of “knock sb off their pedestal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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