burst someone's bubble

Definition of burst someone's bubble


  1. :  to cause someone to suddenly realize that something is not really good, true, etc. I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but the job is not really that exciting.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to break open, apart, or into pieces usually from impact or from pressure from within

    :  to give way from an excess of emotion

    :  to give vent suddenly to a repressed emotion

  1. :  a sudden outbreak

    :  a vehement outburst (as of emotion)

    :  explosion, eruption

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  a small globule typically hollow and light: such as

    :  a small body of gas within a liquid

    :  a thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas

  1. :  to form or produce bubbles

    :  to flow with a gurgling sound

    :  to become lively or effervescent

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a brief usually trivial fact

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