burst someone's bubble

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of burst someone's bubble

informal
: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

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

  2. : to give way from an excess of emotion

  3. : to give vent suddenly to a repressed emotion

  1. : a sudden outbreak

  2. : explosion, eruption

  3. : a sudden intense effort

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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

  2. : a small body of gas within a liquid

  3. : a thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas

  1. : to form or produce bubbles

  2. : to rise in or as if in bubbles

  3. : to flow with a gurgling sound


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