take/knock/bring someone down a peg

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Definition of take/knock/bring someone down a peg

: to make (someone) feel less important or proud He was taken down a peg when an even better player joined the team.

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“Take/knock/bring someone down a peg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%2Fknock%2Fbring%20someone%20down%20a%20peg. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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