down to size

idiom

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 thought
He 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 18 Jul. 2024.

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