down to size

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Definition of down to size

used with cut, bring, etc., to refer to making someone realize that he or she is not as powerful and important as he or she thoughtHe thinks he's so smart! I wish someone would cut him down to size.

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“Down to size.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/down%20to%20size. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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