knock (someone) off his/her pedestal

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: to defeat (someone that has won a contest or competition especially in sports) They're trying to knock the champions off their pedestal.

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“Knock (someone) off his/her pedestal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock%20%28someone%29%20off%20his%2Fher%20pedestal. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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