knock (someone) off his/her pedestalphrase
Synonyms & Antonyms of knock (someone) off his/her pedestal
to cause (someone) to lose a position of esteem, importance, etc.
- When the scandal broke, the beloved actor was knocked off his pedestal.
- She signed up for the marathon in order to knock last year's winner off his pedestal.
Synonyms & Near Synonyms for knock (someone) off his/her pedestal
- take down
- take/knock/bring someone down a peg
- cry down,
- put down,
- write off
Antonyms & Near Antonyms for knock (someone) off his/her pedestal
- (also extoll),
- (or fête),
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